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Community college students interested in completing bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice and related majors are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prior to transfer. Since admission is competitive, however, completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Note: Students should be knowledgeable in the use of computers, i.e., be able to negotiate an operating system; access the Internet; and use word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC counselor or academic advisor in planning their program.
Individualized articulation sheets for some universities are available in the counseling office.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;


Criminal Justice - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

Suggested Program



First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16

  • *Mathematics 3 Semester hour(s)

  • CJS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ** CJS 130 - Criminal Investigation 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG 101 - Composition I 3 Semester hour(s)
  • FYE 101 - First Year Experience 1 Semester hour(s)
  • PSY 103 - Introduction to Psychology 3 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16

  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)

  • ** CJS 135 - Criminal Law 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG 103 - Composition II 3 Semester hour(s)
  • GOV 163 - American Politics and Government 3 Semester hour(s)
  • SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology 3 Semester hour(s)

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16-17

  • Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ***Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)

  • CJS 120 - Introduction to Corrections 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 208 - Juvenile Delinquency 3 Semester hour(s)
  • SPE 131 - Introduction to Oral Communication 3 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16-17

  • ***Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 1 Semester hour(s)
  • Electives 3 Semester hour(s)

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Microcomputers - Windows 3 Semester hour(s)
  • CJS 238 - Criminology 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Credits: 65


Footnotes

*Transfer institution will determine most appropriate mathematics course(s).

** Western Illinois University recommends completion of CJS 101, 130, 135 and 208. Other CJS courses transfer as elective credit.

***One lab science required.


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