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Associate of Applied Science - AAS

at Nashville State Community College

Credit Hours Required: 60


The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is designed to address the educational needs of individuals who desire to enter or advance their career within the field of criminal justice.  

The degree program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a collaborative development and delivery model among TBR institutions. In the collaborative model arrangement, TBR institutions share valuable intellectual resources to enrich program offerings. 

As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across the TBR system. You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain. The students in your classes are also from other institutions across the TBR system which further contributes to a unique online learning experience. 

Who Should Apply?

The two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program in Criminal Justice is designed for students who desire to not only work in law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole; but, also for students who wish to work in private security, juvenile delinquency and other counseling-related fields. The AAS program is specifically for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. Students who plan to pursue a Bachelor's degree should follow the Tennessee Transfer Pathway in Criminal Justice.