Criminal Justice/CRJ - IAI Major Course Recommendations
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.
Other Transferable Criminal Justice Courses 9 semester credits CRJ 911 - Introduction to Corrections (3 semester credits) CRJ 912 - Introduction to Criminology(3 semester credits) CRJ 914 - Juvenile Delinquency/Juvenile Justice(3 semester credits) These courses will be accepted in transfer by baccalaureate schools, but they may or may not substitute for professional coursework required for the major. The courses will be accepted as general electives if not accepted as core or elective courses in the major. Students should be knowledgeable in the use of computers, i.e.be able to negotiate an operating system; access the Internet; and use word processing, database and spreadsheet software.
Criminal Justice IAI GECC Recommendations (Minimum 37 semester credits) These are the specific courses in the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC) that should be taken for this emphasis.
Communication: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select a two-course sequence in writing (6 semester credits) with a grade of "C" or better and, Select 1 course in oral communication (3 semester credits).
Mathematics: 1 course (3 semester credits) Student's choice of appropriate GECC math course.
PhysicalandLife Sciences: 2 courses (7-8 semester credits) Select 1 course from Physical Sciences Select 1 course from Life Sciences. Select at least 1 laboratory course. (Students with the appropriate preparation may substitute an initial course designed for science majors for a more general course.)
HumanitiesandFine Arts: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select 1 course from Humanities, Select 1 course from Fine Arts and Select 1 from either Humanities or Fine Arts. - Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses (9 semester credits) Select 3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines (e.g., no more than 2 courses from, for example, psychology). - Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different. Recommended: Introduction to Sociology and Introduction to Psychology.
Check the worksheetto 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.