Criminal Justice

AA/AS Degree – Concentration in Criminal Justice

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as criminal justice, law enforcement, security administration, homeland security, or forensic science. This program is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.


For information about the Concentration in Criminal Justice contact an advisor at (309) 647-4645.

Criminal Justice: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
CJ 101Survey of Criminal Justice3
COM103Speech Communication3
PSY130General Psychology3
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 102Survey of Criminal Investigation3
ENG102Composition II3
SOC100Introduction to Sociology3
 Lab Science4
 Humanities & Fine Arts3
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 201Juvenile Justice3
POL180American Government3
 Humanities & Fine Arts3
 Non-Lab Science3
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CJ 204Criminal Law3
CJ 290Special Topics/ CJ Electives5
SOC110Contemporary Social Problems3
 Humanities & Fine Arts3
 Health Science3
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AA/AS degrees.