Criminal Justice

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

Applied Science & Technology Division

This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate in Arts Degree. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in various areas of criminal justice. It provides students with the background in criminal justice and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year college or university. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or an advisor at Rend Lake College for any additional requirements.

Total Hours: 64

First Semester
Credit Hours
CRJS 1201 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00
CRJS 1203 Introduction to Corrections 3.00
ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I1 3.00
POLI 1101 State and Local Government 3.00
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3.00
    15
     
Second Semester
COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 3.00
CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers 3.00
ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II 3.00
HEA 1101 Health Education 2.00
MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math1 3.00
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 3.00
    17
     
Third Semester
BIO 1101 College Biology 5.00
CRJS 1202 Criminology 3.00
Elective - Art/Music 3.00
Elective - Fine Arts/Humanities 3.00
Elective 3.00
    17
     
Fourth Semester
MATH 1105 Basic Concepts of Statistics 3.00
Elective - Fine Arts/Humanities 3.00
Elective - Science 3.00
Elective 3.00
Elective 3.00
    15
     
Recommended Electives
ANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology 3.00
ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition 3.00
POLI 2101 American Government 3.00
SOCI 2101 Social Problems 3.00

1Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS, ASSET, ACT or SAT scores.
NOTE: Reading course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS or ASSET scores.