Jun 20, 2018  

Criminal Justice

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Associate in Arts (624)

Community college students interested in completing bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and related majors are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate degree prior to transfer. Since admission is competitive, however, completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Note: 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.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution’s catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program. Individualized articulation sheets for some universities are available in the Student Services Center.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Daniel McCollum, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, 815/835-6256.

Criminal Justice - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

Suggested Program

First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16

  • *Mathematics 3 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16

  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16-17

  • Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ***Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16-17

  • ***Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)
  • Electives 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Credits: 65


*Transfer institution will determine most appropriate mathematics course(s).

** Western Illinois University recommends completion of CJS 101, 130, 135 and 208. Other CJS courses transfer as elective credit.

***One lab science required.

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