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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice - A.A. (TTP)


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The Criminal Justice program emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.  Students pursuing careers in investigations, law enforcement, probation and parole, and criminal intelligence should consider this degree.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.  

 For additional information about this degree program, go to www.volstate.edu/CriminalJustice 

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History  Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts [Must include at least one Literature]  Credits: (9)
  • Natural Sciences  Credits: (8)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (1)
  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language)  Credits: (6)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements.

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary (State & Federal) with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary (State & Federal) with Bachelor Degree
Special Agent/Criminal Investigator $33,600/$40,100 $47,900/$76,700
Criminal Intelligence Analyst $33,600/$40,100 $47,900/$76,700
Law Enforcement Officer $27,700/$32,700 $40,600/$56,100
Probation/Parole Officer $28,300/$32,000 $34,300/$48,400

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts [See General Education Requirements in Catalog]  Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language)  Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language)  Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (4)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)

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