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.

Criminal Justice: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG101 Composition I 3
CJ 101 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
COM103 Speech Communication 3
PSY130 General Psychology 3
  Mathematics 3
    15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 102 Survey of Criminal Investigation 3
ENG102 Composition II 3
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Lab Science 4
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    16
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 201 Juvenile Justice 3
POL180 American Government 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Non-Lab Science 3
  Mathematics 3
    15
Fourth Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 204 Criminal Law 3
CJ 290 Special Topics/ CJ Electives 5
SOC110 Contemporary Social Problems 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Health Science 3
  Elective 1
    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 AA/AS degrees.
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For information about the Concentration in Criminal Justice call an advisor at (309) 647-4645.