Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide

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What Is the Criminal Justice Transfer Program?

This transfer program focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes and its legal and public policy contexts. It includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.

Occupation Overview

Criminal Justice graduates may enter fields ranging from protective services, law enforcement and criminology.

Occupational Outlook

Because of the multitude of careers in this field, the outlook is varied. Positions that have a bright outlook in the criminal justice field include child support services workers, compliance officers, emergency management specialists and fraud investigators. These positions are projected to experience rapid increases in employment with large numbers of job openings over the next several years or are new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries.

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Criminal Justice - Transfer Careers

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in criminal justice are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: alcohol and drug abuse assistance coordinator, anti-terrorism intelligence agent, arbitrator, ballistics expert, border patrol agent, child support investigator, child support services worker, computer security specialist, court reporter, criminal investigator, emergency management specialist, fraud investigator, harbor, lake and waterways police, hearing officer, mediator, narcotics investigator, parole officer, police artist, police officer, probation officer and substance abuse counselor.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working in the criminal justice field earn a mean average of 37,200 per year, depending on education, experience and employer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Degree Name: Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide
Degree or Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree
Italicized courses are recommended to be taken for elective credits.
First Semester      
ENG 101 English Composition I 3  
MAT 160, 165 or higher College Algebra, Contemporary College Math 3-4  
  Social Science (Group I) 3  
  Social Science (Group II) 3  
CRJ 140 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3  
COL 101 College Success Seminar
  TOTAL   16-17
Second Semester      
ENG 102 English Composition II 3  
  Multicultural/Valuing 3  
  Computer Science 3  
  Humanities (Group I) 3  
CRJ 205 Juvenile Justice System 3  
  TOTAL   15
Third Semester      
  Natural Science 3-4  
  Humanities (Group II) 3  
  Course(s) in major for transfer institution 3  
CRJ 202 Correctional Institutions 3  
  Humanities 3  
  TOTAL   15-16
Fourth Semester      
  Natural Science With Lab 3-4  
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3  
  Social Science (Group I or II) 3  
CRJ 265 Internship or transferable elective* 3  
CRJ 201 Conflicting Perspectives 3  
COL 299 Sophomore Portfolio Assessment 1  
  TOTAL   16-17
Total Hours Required For Graduation   64

*See Dave VanMierlo, Criminal Justice Department Chair, for details on arranging an internship.

For more information call 636-922-8241. 

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Program Contact

David Van Mierlo

Office Coordinator

Margaret O'Dea

Office Info

Office Hours

7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 1104

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Degree Info.

The following academic areas of study are included in the College Transfer Program:

Select an area of study and see a schedule guide. These two-year guides are suggestions to help students in developing their own educational plans. Individual courses may in most cases be taken in different semesters, or the whole program may be stretched out over more than four semesters.