Oct 28, 2020  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, AAS


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Bossier Parish Community College and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences recognize the increasing demand for qualified, trained personnel in local and regional law enforcement, corrections communities, and medicolegal death investigation. In addition to these needs, the College also recognizes an interest from students who are planning to apply to law school following completion of a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice from a four-year university. Many law enforcement and corrections agencies encourage enrollment in this degree program by offering career advantages to college-educated candidates and professionals.

General Degree Information

Graduates receive a total of 60 hours of college credit for completion of course work required for the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice courses taken at BPCC may count toward a baccalaureate degree at colleges and universities electing to accept the transferred course(s).

This degree is also available in an accelerated twelve-month online format (three semesters).

This program articulates with one or more institutions or agencies. Refer to the Articulation Agreements   section of the catalog for further detail.

Learning Outcomes

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice will have demonstrated

  1. The skills required for entry-level employment in the criminal justice profession;
  2. The skills to comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize information related to their area of responsibility by demonstrating their expertise;
  3. The application of the skills necessary to prepare written reports and the ability to make effective oral presentations;
  4. Effective verbal and written communication with the public, staff, and administration by documenting activities, maintaining databases, and effective performance;
  5. The ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate job-related task in the profession of law enforcement.
  6. The ability to communicate successfully within the criminal justice profession using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills;

Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice:

Freshman Year


First Semester: 15 Hours


Second Semester: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year


First Semester: 15 Hours


Second Semester: 15 Hours


  • Humanities Elective Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS or CORR Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS or CORR Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS or CORR Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS or CORR Elective Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours for Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice: 60


Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Additionally, students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course required in the curriculum to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice.

* For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take ENGL 102  instead of ENGL 103 , MATH 102  instead of MATH 101 , and SPCH 110  instead of SPCH 115 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

Louisiana POST Council Credits Applied to Criminal Justice Degree


Bossier Parish Community College is providing expanded educational opportunities for peace officers completing the Louisiana POST (Police Officers Standards and Training) Council. Fifteen (15) hours of credit will be given in the following criminal justice courses at BPCC.  Additionally, students will be required to submit a copy of appropriate documentation of LA POST council certification and a copy of driver’s license.

For more information, please call 318-678-6381.

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