Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges
A commitment to public safety, well-being, and individual rights are the foundations of a career in criminal justice. The transfer major in Criminal Justice has been designed to provide a broad education with an emphasis in criminal law, the dynamics of crime and society, government, the social sciences, and liberal arts/humanities. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in Criminal Justice.
Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University, Northern Iowa University, Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, University of Dubuque, Upper Iowa University, and Western Illinois University. Some of these institutions may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Criminal Justice Transfer Major program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of the divisions of Criminal Justice, including law enforcement, courts (judicial processes, probation, parole, and community corrections), and corrections.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively use verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills.
- Utilize cultural competence when interacting with members of diverse backgrounds.
- Critique criminal justice theories and practices.
- Apply an understanding of historical and contemporary criminal justice concepts and issues.
Take the following courses:
Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major
Select a Criminology course (3 credits)
Select a Juvenile Delinquency course (3 credits)
General Education Requirements
Communications (9 credits required)
Select a Composition I course (3 credits)
Select a Composition II course (3 credits)
Select a Speech course (3 credits)
Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)
PHI-105 is recommended for transfer to Iowa State University.
Select a Literature course (3 credits)
Select a Humanities course (3 credits)
Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)
Cultural Historical Perspectives (6 credits required)
Select a Western Perspectives course (3 credits)
Select a Language or Intercultural Perspectives course (3 credits)
Mathematics and Natural Sciences (8 credits required)
Math requirements are met through the discipline requirements for the Criminal Justice Transfer Major.
Select a Life Sciences course (4 credits)
Select a Physical Sciences course (4 credits)
Computer Skills (3 credits required)
Students may choose to demonstrate computer skills proficiency by exam and complete an elective in lieu of a computer skills course.
Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)
Electives (up to 9 credits required)
Other CRJ and SOC courses are recommended but not required.
Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA.
Criminal Justice Transfer Major, AA: 62 credits total
Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).
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