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Bachelor of Applied Arts & Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Applied Arts & Science in Criminal Justice Administration
33 College Credits for TCLEOSE Training

Welcome to Tarleton State University. Your interest in earning a degree in criminal justice is consistent with a growing national trend of criminal justice professionals seeking career advancement and academic credentials. Our BAAS in Criminal Justice Administration degree provides you with a broad-based education. The degree plan is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to successfully navigate the competitive process to advance your objectives. I understand the difficulty of balancing education requirements, job obligations and family responsibilities.  I consider my role as your advocate in promoting your academic engagement to move successfully and seamlessly through the program.

The BAAS program is designed for employees of the criminal justice system. The 33 credits are awarded for documented training from an authoritative agency. Training is accepted from The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, certifiable military police training, federal criminal justice training and recognized training from other states. The hours and type of training are evaluated by the Department Head (commissioned Texas Peace Officer) and presented for approval to the Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Committee for final approval. Please feel free to contact me directly with any concerns during your completion of the BAAS program.

Dr. Alex del Carmen, Executive Director and Professor

Admissions Requirements: Go on-line at and follow the directions for Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.

Courses: Classes will be offered on-line, Stephenville Campus (254-968-9024), Fort Worth Campus 6777 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth (817-732-7300) and Waco Campus.

TEEXTEEX and Tarleton State University Articulation Agreement

Apply FSA courses towards your degree at Tarleton State University. Through an innovative program with Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, Texas Forensic Science Academy students can receive college credit toward completion of a B.A.A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.