Academics

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.

Degree

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

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Recommended General Education Courses

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

Recommended Program Courses

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

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, Legal, and Information Systems

East Peoria Campus

Technology Center, Room 205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning