Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice - Associate of Arts


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The Associate of Arts degree represents the first two years of college study towards a bachelor’s degree. The Temple College core curriculum is fully transferable to any public college or university and is guaranteed by the Texas State Legislature to meet all lower division core requirements of the receiving institution.

First Year Fall Semester


1st 8-Week Classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 12


First Year Spring Semester


1st 8-Week Classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 15


First Year Summer


Total Hours: 6


Second Year Fall Semester


1st 8-Week Classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 12


Second Year Spring Semester


1st 8-Week Classes


Total Hours: 12


Second Year Summer


  • Communication Core 3 credit hours. (090) (FY)
  • Language, Philosophy, Culture Core 3 credit hours. (040) (FY)

Total Hours: 6


Total Graduation Hours: 60


1 Must successfully complete the course in order to progress in the AA Criminal Justice degree.

2 Meet with an academic advisor or department chair for university specific transfer course.

3 Speak with an advisor about your Temple College graduation and your university transfer plans.

FOS- Field Of Study

FY= Course will be offered on a continuous basis so that a student can take the course in any fall or spring

Transfer Outlook

The Criminal Justice (CRIJ) program is designed to assist students in earning knowledge and a degree in the fields of law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, and criminal justice. Within the program, students have the options of seeking an Occupational Skills Award, and an AAS degree.  Students are encouraged to contact the Department Chair of CRIJ.

Career Outlook

Probation Officer - $44,017* w/Bachelor’s Degree

Police Officer - $61,626* w/Police Academy graduation

Correctional Officer - $40,607* w/Associate Degree

*Based on entry wages for Central Texas

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