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

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

For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231, or visit

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.

The Criminal Justice Technical Certificate and the Correctional Officer Technical Certificate are embedded within the Associate of Science, Criminal Justice area of emphasis.  Courses in these certificates may be used to award this area of emphasis.

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

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 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 BIOL 1110/1120 sequence.
  5. Students who intend to transfer to UTK or UTM should take MATH 1530 or above to fulfill the Math requirement.

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 (15)

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Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)