Criminal Justice, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Criminal Justice. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an AA degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

As of July 2014, World Language courses are no longer a degree requirement. In the sequence below, World Language courses are called out as suggested electives. Please talk with your College Advisor to determine the best education plan for you.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 125 Introductory Statistics 1 4
Fine Arts course 1 3
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
CRM JUS 102 Administration of Criminal Justice 2 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
Physical Sciences course 1 4
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
SOC 201 Intro To the Study Of Society 1 3
CRM JUS 114 Administration of Juvenile Justice 2 3
Semester 3
Life Sciences course 1 4
CRM JUS 155 Introduction To Corrections 2 3
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
World Languages 2 4
Semester 4
PHIL 107 Ethics 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1 3
CRM JUS 250 Introduction To Criminology 2 3
World Languages 2 4
Elective 2 3
 Total Hours62

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.