Criminal Justice

AA/AS Degree – Concentration in Criminal Justice

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as criminal justice, law enforcement, security administration, homeland security, or forensic science. This program is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

Faculty

For information about the Concentration in Criminal Justice contact an advisor at (309) 647-4645.

Criminal Justice: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
CJ 101Survey of Criminal Justice3
COM103Speech Communication3

Social Science Elective
3
 Humanities Elective
3
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 102Survey of Criminal Investigation3
ENG102Composition II
3

Social Science Elective
3
 Lab Science4
 Fine Arts Elective
3
  16
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 201Juvenile Justice3

Social Science Elective
3
 CJ 107
Introduction to Corrections
3
 Non-Lab Science3
 Mathematics3
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 204Criminal Law3
CJ 200
Introduction to Criminology
3

Humanities Elective
3
 
Health Science
3
 
Electives
6
 

18
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AS degree.