AA to BA in Criminal Justice (Abilene Christian University) 2020-2021

TRANSFER PATHWAY
(For Transfer to Abilene Christian University)
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE TO
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (ONLINE)

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

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. ACU prefers MATH 1332.

CRIJ 1301 – Introduction to Criminal Justice This is a Field of Study course.

CHOOSE ONE:

  • SPCH 1311 – Introduction to Speech Communication OR
  • SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking ACU prefers SPCH 1315.OR
  • SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Communication These are (CB 090) Core courses. 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. ACU recommends ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, or MUSI 1306.

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. ACU recommends ENGL 2332. Note: If ENGL 2332 is completed, ACU’s ENGL 221 in semester 3 will not be required.

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.

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

(For Transfer From Dallas College)

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE TO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (ONLINE)

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER MAP FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

For questions about the Abilene Christian University portion of this transfer pathway, contact the Admissions Office at (855) 219-7300. It is best to apply to Abilene Christian University a full semester before you plan to transfer. It will help if you submit a copy of this pathway with your application. Abilene Christian University only accepts transfer course work with a grade of “C” or higher.

SEMESTER 1 (Total Hours: 12)

BIBL 103 – Story of the New Testament

POLS 384- American Judicial Process

POLC 330- Domestic Violence

Elective

SEMESTER 2 (Total Hours: 12)

BIBL 211 – Message of the New Testament

POLC 365- Search and Seizure

POLS 432- Constitutional Law: Civil Rights

POLC 430- Evidence and Procedure

SEMESTER 3 (Total Hours: 12)

BIBT 342 – Christianity in Culture

ENGL 221 – Major British Writers I

POLC 320 – Criminal Law

POLC 420 – Law Enforcement Leadership

SEMESTER 4 (Total Hours: 12)

POLS 487- Terrorism Studies

Elective

POLS 315- Political Science and Criminal Justice Research Methods

Elective

SEMESTER 5 (Total Hours: 12)

Elective

POLC 455 – Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice

POLC 499- Criminal Justice Internship

SOCI 388- Crime and Delinquency

Approved: 2020-2021 Guided Pathway; Approved by Abilene Christian University 3.22.21; Approved by OCM 3.24.21