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.

Required 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

Required 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.

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

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training