Criminal Justice

This area of study is designed for students intending to prepare for a career in the criminal justice field. The area of study may prepare the student for employment in some areas of the field; however, many of the employment opportunities in the criminal justice field require a four-year degree. Students desiring to transfer should work very closely with their advisors.

Admission to the Program:

Students must complete basic skills placement testing before admission into this program. Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
POLSC 115 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
MATHEMATICS * 3
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 7
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CRJ 110 INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  3
CRJ 114 INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS  3
CRJ 118 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY  3
CRJ 130 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATION  3
CRJ 225 CRIMINAL LAW  3
POLSC 119 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT  3
SOC 210 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVE ** 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Suggested electives: CRJ 111, 112, 121, 227, 230, 250.

This degree program is offered online.  Please contact the Virtual Campus Office for more information.  (309) 694-8888 or www.icc.edu/VirtualCampus.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CRJ 110; CRJ 118; SOC 110; ENGL 110; POLSC 119
Spring Semester 1CRJ 114; ENGL 111; PSY 110; Fine Arts; CRJ 130
Summer SemesterCOMM 110
Fall Semester 2POLSC 115; SOC 210; Humanities; Life Science; Elective
Spring Semester 2CRJ 225; Humanities/Fine Arts; Mathematics; Physical Science

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training