Criminal Justice BAS

Applied Science Degree/ B.A.S.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree provides students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program with an opportunity to continue their education to the baccalaureate level, acquiring additional skills and furthering their professional advancement. This state-wide degree program requires 40 credit-hours of upper division course work and 30 credit-hours in the Criminal Justice area of emphasis.

Articulation Agreements: graduates of the following degree programs will be admitted to the B.A.S. Criminal Justice degree without loss of credit.

Allegany College of Maryland: A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College: A.A.S. in Criminal Justice

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit-hours of course work in addition to having completed an A.A.S. degree with a minimum of 60 credit-hours.

AAS Degree hours


General Education: 44 hours total (28 included in AAS, plus additional hours)


Area of Emphasis: Criminal Justice (all upper division hours)


Electives: 15 hours (at least 10 must be upper division)


Total Hours Required