Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Law or Criminal Justice.
Where can I go for help?
Criminal Justice Faculty Advisors
206-546-4781 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5378
206-533-6643 email@example.com Rm 5239
NOTE: Credit may be awarded by the CJ advisor for Police academy or in-service police training.
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-533-6713, Rm 5236
What does your chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education Requirements - 20 Credits
Communication (5 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 107 , MATH& 141 (if Forensic Science), or MATH& 146 .
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 101 or PHIL 248 .
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended*: BIOL& 211 , BIOL& 241 ; CHEM 171 /CHEM 181 for B.S. and Forensic Science degrees.
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended*: CJ& 106 , CJ& 110 , CJ 120 , CJ 135 , CJ 238 , CJ 241 , CJ 249 , BIOL& 242 , CHEM& 241 /CHEM 271 , CHEM& 242 /CHEM 272 , CHEM& 243 /CHEM 273 , CHEM 172 /CHEM 182 , CHEM 173 /CHEM 183 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 236 , PSYC 245 .
What is Criminal Justice?
Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary program that studies crime and societies response to crime. Programs of study in Criminal Justice provide students with knowledge of the criminal justice system, legal procedures and U.S. law.
Contemporary issues in Criminal Justice: Juvenile Justice and Procedures, Criminal Law, Structure of Federal and State Courts, Roles of Judges, Attorneys and Law Enforcement, Investigation Methods and Report Writing, Safety, Security and Crime Prevention, Interviewing and Interrogations, Constitutional Law, Defense and Control Tactics, Ethics in Criminal Justice.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice?
Students who study Law and Criminal Justice are prepared for a broad range of careers in the criminal justice field to include: law enforcement officer, corrections officer, parole officer, private security officer, in addition to civilian positions in the justice system, including advocacy work, or support staff in the court system or governmental agencies. Criminal Justice is also an excellent major for graduate study in criminology, forensic psychology, social work, and law.
Potential employers include: Law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, federal, state and local governments, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, private detective agencies, law firms, federal and district courts. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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