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Criminal Justice Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?


You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Law or Criminal Justice.

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.

NOTE: Credit may be awarded by the CJ advisor for Police academy or in-service police training.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Select one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

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, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

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.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: CAST 102 /SOC 102 , CAST 202 /SOC 202 , CAST 285 /GWS 285 , SOC 112 , PSYC& 100 , PSYC& 220 POLS& 202 .

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 . Strongly recommended: CJ& 101 .

Note:


It is also recommended that students complete a certificate of completion in Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) depending on students’ interest in the area.

* If pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science you will need MATH& 141  and MATH& 142 , CHEM 171 /CHEM 181 CHEM 172 /CHEM 182 , CHEM 173 /CHEM 183 , CHEM& 241 , CHEM& 242 , BIOL& 211 , BIOL& 241 , BIOL& 242 , and PHYS& 114 . See your advisor for more information.

Where can I go for help?


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559  advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697  ieadvisors@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Criminal Justice Faculty Advisors

Linda Forst  206-546-4781 lforst@shoreline.edu Rm 5378  www.facebook.com/ShorelineCriminalJustice

Audrey Fischer  206-533-6643 afischer@shoreline.edu Rm 5239

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.)

Major Information General Transfer Information
Central Washington University - Des Moines http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Central Washington University - Ellensburg http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Central Washington University - Lynnwood http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Central Washington University - Online http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Heritage University - Pasco http://www.heritage.edu/Admissions/Transfer-Students/
Heritage University - Wenatchee http://www.heritage.edu/Admissions/Transfer-Students/
Heritage University - Yakima http://www.heritage.edu/Admissions/Transfer-Students/
Saint Martin’s University http://tinyurl.com/j3pktl2
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Washington - Tacoma https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Washington State University - Online http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Washington State University - Pullman http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zvmnc5x

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