Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice - A.A. (TTP)


For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231, or visit  www.volstate.edu/CriminalJustice.

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.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (1) Freshmen required to take FYEX 1030 and 1040 must complete both of these courses as their electives.*
  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (6)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)*


*All Criminal Justice AA freshmen entering Vol State Fall 2020 or later that have not completed at least 15 college-level credit hours with a 3.0 or higher inclusive GPA must take FYEX 1030 and 1040; the degree will require 62 credit hours.

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary (State & Federal) with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary (State & Federal) with Bachelor Degree
Special Agent/Criminal Investigator $38,640/42,880 $56,690/79,970
Criminal Intelligence Analyst $36,640/42,880 $56,690/79,970
Law Enforcement Officer $28,100/35,020 $43,610/61,050
Probation/Parole Officer $29,760/33,920 $38,880/51,410

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16.5)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16.5)


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 (13)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language)  Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (4)