Community and junior college students interested in completing bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice and related majors are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prior to transfer. To transfer into an approved bachelor's degree program in Criminal Justice as juniors, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits (up to a maximum of 64 semester credits). Since admission is competitive, however, completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.
Be sure to consult the institution you plan on transferring to for course articulations.
Click here to see how courses at Illinois public 4-year institutions accept courses in transfer for this major.
Check the worksheet
to see what courses you can take to fulfill your general education requirements
The worksheet allows you to see what courses to take to fulfill the IAI Gen. Ed. package (Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum) at any participating college or university in the State. You will find it helpful to use the major recommended general education courses shown above. You may want to print or copy a hard copy of this page.
Return to the Illinois Baccalaureate Majors' Recommendations (IAI Majors).