AA with Field of Study in Criminal Justice to BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice (University of Texas at Arlington) 2020-2021

TRANSFER PATHWAY
(For Transfer to The University of Texas at Arlington)
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE TO
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Catalog Year: 2020-2021 (You may use this pathway if you entered Dallas College on or before this date.)

Career Path: Law and Public Service

Available at: All Campuses

TSI: Must be Complete

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER MAP FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

Following this pathway will help you earn an AA degree with a Field of Study in Criminal Justice, which will increase your chances of transfer to bachelor’s-level programs at UT Arlington. Although there may be several options to fulfill certain requirements for the associate’s degree, please note that this pathway lists the specific courses leading to this bachelor’s degree. All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students. This is not an official degree plan. Refer to catalog for official degree requirements. You must receive a GPA of at least 2.00 on all college-level course work. Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College. Contact your advisor for information. 

AA FOS DEGREE MINIMUM: 60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER 1 (Total Hours: 16)

  • ENGL 1301 – Composition I This is a (CB 010) Core course. Must earn a grade of “C” or higher.
  • HIST 1301 – United States History I This is a (CB 060) Core course.
  • Mathematics Core Elective This is a (CB 020) Core course. Must earn a grade of “C” or higher. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.
  • CRIJ 1301 – Introduction to Criminal Justice This is a Field of Study course.
  • SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking This is a (CB 090) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.
  • PHED 1164 – Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness This is a (CB 090) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.

SEMESTER 2 (Total Hours: 15)

  • ENGL 1302 – Composition II This is a (CB 010) Core course.
  • HIST 1302 – United States History II This is a (CB 060) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.
  • CRIJ 1307 – Crime in America This is a Required Criminal Justice course.
  • CRIJ 1306 – Court Systems and Practices This is a Field of Study course.
  • SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology This is a (CB 080) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.

SEMESTER 3 (Total Hours: 16)

  • Science Core Elective This is a (CB 030) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.
  • GOVT 2305 – Federal Government This is a (CB 070) Core course.
  • Creative Arts Core Elective This is a (CB 050) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.
  • Language, Philosophy and Culture Core Elective This is a (CB 040) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.
  • CRIJ 1310 – Fundamentals of Criminal Law This is a Field of Study course.

SEMESTER 4 (Total Hours: 13)

  • Science Core Elective This is a (CB 030) Core course. There are several options to fulfill this requirement. Contact your academic advisor for a specific list.
  • GOVT 2306 – Texas Government This is a (CB 070) Core course.
  • CRIJ 2313 – Correctional Systems and Practices This is a Field of Study course.
  • CRIJ 2328 – Police Systems and Practices This is a Field of Study course.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
(For Transfer From Dallas College)
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE TO BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER MAP FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

For questions about the UTA portion of this transfer pathway, contact Amber Owens at (817) 272-0313 or amber.owens@uta.edu. It is best to apply to UTA one full semester before you plan to transfer. It will help if you submit a copy of this pathway with your application.

SEMESTER 1 (Total Hours: 14)

  • UNIV 1101 - Career Preparation and Student Success This is a required course for new transfer students.
  • Modern Language 1441 - ASL, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish
  • CRCJ 3338 – Juvenile Justice Systems
  • CRCJ 3370 – Introduction to Forensics
  • CRCJ 4301 – American Judicial Systems

SEMESTER 2 (Total Hours: 16)

  • Modern Language 1442
  • CRCJ 3300 - Theoretical Criminology
  • CRCJ 3350 – Research Methods
  • CRCJ 4332 or 4333 – Institutional or Community Corrections
  • CRCJ upper level elective – 3000/4000 level CRCJ course

SEMESTER 3 (Total Hours: 15)

  • CRCJ 3340 - Statistics
  • CRCJ 3380 – Race, Crime, and Justice
  • CRCJ 4380 – Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRCJ upper level elective – 3000/4000 level CRCJ course
  • Any Elective

SEMESTER 4 (Total Hours: 15)

  • CRCJ upper level elective – 3000/4000 level CRCJ course
  • CRCJ upper level elective – 3000/4000 level CRCJ course
  • Any Elective
  • Any Elective
  • Any Elective

Please note: Transfer admissions to UTA requires a minimum 2.25 GPA on all academic coursework; grades of D or lower do not transfer. Students who successfully complete the core curriculum at Dallas College as noted in this pathway plan before enrolling at UTA will be considered core complete if certified as such by Dallas College; core complete students will not need to take coursework to complete UTA’s core curriculum.

Information about transfer admissions to UTA’s BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice program can be found in the UTA Catalog at https://catalog.uta.edu.

A CRCJ major consists of 57 hours, including 36 hours of required CRCJ core courses and 21 hours of major electives. The total number of hours must be 120 or more.

Other requirements: 36 hours total Advanced Units required (3000/4000 level courses)

Must earn a grade of “C” or better in all CRCJ courses.

2.0 cumulative and 2.5 CRCJ GPA required for graduation

Students entering the College of Liberal Arts may transfer up to 72 hours from a two-year institution to be applied to degree.

Approved: 2020-2021 Guided Pathway; Approved by UTA 12.17.2020; Approved by OCM 1.5.2021