Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

University Parallel, A.A. - Criminal Justice (TTP)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Criminal Justice

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

This pathway is 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
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


  1. Students who plan to transfer to the UoM must complete at least one fine arts under the Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. 
  2. Students who intend to transfer to TTU should take POLS 1030 American Government
  3. Students who intend to transfer to UTK should take 6 credit hours of a non-U.S. History sequence to fulfill the History requirement. Students who intend to transfer to UTM should take a U.S. History sequence to fulfill the History requirement.
  4. Students who plan to transfer to UTM or UTK are encouraged to take the BIOL1110/1120 sequence.
  5. Students who intend to transfer to UTK and UTM should take MATH 1530 or above to fulfill the Math requirement.
  6. Students planning to transfer to the UoM will need to complete six hours of a 2000 level or higher foreign language to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students who plan to transfer to UTK will be required to demonstrate intermediate-level competency in Foreign Language before graduating from UTK. Students may demonstrate intermediate-level competence after transferring to UTK.

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 - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)

  • Foreign Language (One-Year Sequence in a Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3) 6
  • Natural Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4) 4
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) 1
  • University Parallel Elective (Any Non-Asterisk Course) Credits: (1)
  • Credits: (3) OR HIGHER 5