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Criminal Justice Associate Degrees


Criminal Justice Associate in Arts Degrees

The Associate in Arts (AA) is the standard degree issued by Blinn College. This is normally a stepping stone when transitioning into a four year institution for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS). The AA Degree allows for an area of concentration (Criminal Justice in this case) which consists of 12 hours of coursework. The area of concentration does not appear on the diploma. The AA Degree with a Field of Study increases the intensity of the area of concentration to 21 hours of coursework. Both of the aforementioned degrees are not eligible for assistance from the Carl Perkins Basic Grant.

Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is awarded through the Division of Technical and Workforce Education. This degree is designed to teach skills specific towards Criminal Justice occupations after graduation. While the AAS degree is not as acceptable as the AA degree, Blinn does have an articulation agreement with Sam Houston State University, which allows a student to transfer a majority of their Criminal Justice courses towards a BA or BS. After obtaining an AAS, students may transfer their courses towards a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science (BAAS). The specialization of the AAS degree will appear on the diploma. Students pursuing an AAS are eligible for assistance from the Carl Perkins Basic Grant.

Carl Perkins Basic Grant

The Carl Perkins Basic Grant is designed to help students within the Division of Technical and Workforce Education. Financial and Academic assistance are available for those who qualify. For more information on the Carl Perkins Basic Grant, click here