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Criminal Justice

Degree Programs

Students may pursue a 2-year Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Palo Alto College and they may transfer their credits to a four-year institution leading to a Bachelor's degree in Criminal justice or Criminology.

Transfer plans are in place with the following local schools:

  • Texas State University at San Marcos;
  • University of Texas at San Antonio; and
  • Texas A&M University at San Antonio.

Be advised that following these transfer plans will not necessarily earn you AA degree. Students completing a transfer plan are eligible to receive an AA degree from Palo Alto College only if they are meeting the AA requirements. The criminal justice advisor can provide you with a plan for both A&M and UTSA so that you will receive both the AA and meet the transfer requirements.

All students should seek advisement before enrolling in a program.


Online Degree

You can now earn a Criminal Justice Degree online. Most criminal justice online courses are offered every fall and spring semester and at least three are offered in the summer.



Contact Information

Dr. John Hernandez

Guadalupe Hall (GUAD-124C)