Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts


Are you passionate about promoting justice and fairness? If so, a degree in Criminal Justice could be right for you. You’ll learn about the inner workings of the legal system and gain a better understanding of criminal behavior. Make a positive change in the world and start your journey in Criminal Justice today!

Program at a Glance

Earning Potential

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $101,115
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers: $69,998

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.

Career Opportunities

An Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice can provide you with a foundation for various careers. 

  • Law Enforcement
  • Forensics
  • Court and Legal Services
  • Corrections and Offender Rehabilitation
  • Victim Services


Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts

This Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice is designed to allow students a smooth transition into the university of their choice. This degree meets the needs of students who intend to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or other compatible degree plans. 
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in two years.
Behavior Sciences Students

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See What Else Is Out There
San Jacinto College's Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is just one of many Criminal Justice credentials available. Whether you want to jump start or advance your career, we have you covered. Explore what else San Jac has to offer. 

Contact Us

Have questions? Reach out to one of our department chairs.
John White
Professor, Criminal Justice
(281) 998-6150x1518
Robyn Ring
Professor, Criminal Justice
(281) 476-1873
Brianne Crumpler
Professor, Criminal Justice
(281) 998-6150x7435