Criminal Justice Concentration, Associate in Arts Degree

General Education Requirements for Criminal Justice

Choose from the General Education Requirements according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. The recommended General Education courses for this concentration include the following:

Cultural/Historical Perspectives:

  • HIS:152 U.S. History since 1877, 3 credits

Social Sciences:

  • POL:111 American National Government, 3 credits
  • SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits


  • MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits


Concentration Electives for Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice requirements vary depending on the transfer institution. It is important to plan your course selection carefully with both your community college advisor and your intended transfer institution. Choose elective courses as needed to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate Degree.

Recommended Electives

  • CRJ:100 Introduction to Criminal Justice, 3 credits
  • CRJ:118 Law Enforcement, 3 credits
  • CRJ:120 Introduction to Corrections, 3 credits
  • CRJ:130 Criminal Law, 3 credits
  • CRJ:141 Criminal Investigation, 3 credits
  • CRJ:142 Criminalistics, 3 credits
  • CRJ:200 Criminology, 3 credits
  • CRJ:201 Juvenile Delinquency, 3 credits
  • CRJ:230 Evidence, 3 credits
  • CRJ:295 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, 3 credits
  • SOC:115 Social Problems, 3 credits


Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College