Academics

Criminal Justice/Criminal Law

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
Mathematics coursea 3 s.h.
CRJ-100 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 s.h.
CRJ-111 Police and Society 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
POL-111 American National Government 3 s.h.
Science Course 3-4 s.h.
Humanities Course 3 s.h.
Criminal Justice Course 3 s.h.
Total* 15-16 s.h.
Third Semester
PHI-105 Intro to Ethics 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h.
CRJ-201 Juvenile Delinquency 3 s.h.
Natural Science course 3-4 s.h.
Criminal Justice courses 3 s.h.
Total* 15-16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
SOC-120 Marriage & Family 3 s.h.
Humanities e 3 s.h.
General Education Course 3 s.h.
Criminal Justice Course 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.

* – The total credits for the Associate of Arts degree is 62, so you need to take a total of 16 credits in one of these semesters.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specifi requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of the   mathematics courses.  If you are only planning on getting the AA degree, Math for Liberal Arts (MAT-110) will meet the mathematics requirement.  Many academic programs require a statistics course (MAT-156).

Suggested electives, criminal Justice, and additional General Education courses:

  • Business Law I/II
  • Intro to Computer/Info Systems
  • Intro to Corrections
  • Criminal Law
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Intro to Private Security
  • Survey of Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Law Enforcement in Contemporary Literature
  • College Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Problems
  • Marriage and Family
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • International Relations

Strategies for Academic Success

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution.  Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.

UI transfer plans, which addresses criminology:
http://admissions.uiowa.edu/academics/sociology

ISU Plan of Study
UNI Plan of Study

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