If you have an interest in becoming a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, or working within the court system, San Antonio College offers an online Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. The degree follows Texas guidelines, enabling a smooth transition to relevant positions within the state legal system. If you are outside the state of Texas, you will need to check applicability of the coursework to your individual state. Some of the subject areas covered in this online degree are:
- Texas government
- Court systems
- Juvenile justice
- Police systems
- Crime and criminal investigation
Whether you plan to approach your career from a social service aspect, within the courts, or on the streets, this degree will have you prepared to begin a career in the justice system. You will be exposed to various positions and professionals in Criminal Justice, while learning about aspects of human behavior as well. Note that basic Spanish is taught as an integral part of the program at San Antonio College.
As more obligations and responsibilities are placed upon our police, community outreach and public awareness of law enforcement are gaining prominence in our society. Therefore, San Antonio College also offers a special Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with a Peace Officer option.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score