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  Jan 24, 2022
Northwest Vista College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
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Northwest Vista College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Criminal Justice, A.A.

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with a basic foundation in legal studies. Students will gain a broad understanding of the historical and philosophical basis of criminal law as well as the substantive and procedural aspects. The field of study curriculum, as listed in the additional requirements, has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Upon successful completion of the program, students may use this Associate of Arts degree to satisfy the first two years of any criminal justice bachelor’s degree program in Texas Public Universities.

Click here for Criminal Justice AA Degree Plan Worksheet 

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours: 60)

Communication (9 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)

Select 1 course from the Mathematics (20) Core 

Natural Sciences (7 hours)

Select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences (30) Core 

Note: At least one must have a lab component

Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts (9 hours)

Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 
Select 1 course from the Additional Humanities (41) Core 
Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)

Kinesiology (2 hours)

Select 2 credit hours from the Kinesiology (90) Core 


A course may be used only once to fulfill degree requirements.

Check with the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer to ensure that courses taken at NVC are the courses that will apply to the appropriate degree.