Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Transfer Program

The Criminal Justice program is designed to allow students to complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree program. A variety of courses from a wide range of disciplines are offered to prepare students to transfer to public or private four-year colleges and universities. This degree offers a balanced distribution of criminal justice courses and liberal arts electives.

Students majoring in Criminal Justice need to complete the 40 credits of general education requirements for the Associate of Arts degree and complete a minimum of 22 credits of the criminal justice courses.

The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree enables graduates to enter four-year institutions with junior standing in criminal justice. If graduates decide to postpone their transfer, the courses in the program could prepare the associate degree graduate for entry-level employment in the criminal justice career field, including positions in corrections.

After completing a four-year degree, graduates can find careers with the court system, state and federal law enforcement, juvenile court services, probation and parole systems, and more.

Transfer Information

This degree provides all the necessary general education and specific course requirements to allow graduates to transfer to any four-year institution and to pursue degrees in criminal justice related majors such as corrections, criminology, or social work. For more information, contact a program advisor.

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Program Contacts

Administrative Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4051 (fax)
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Student Success Specialist

Darla Palmer
Health Education and Services Center 205
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Program Advisors

Patrick Fisher
Health Education and Services Center 222A
319-296-2329 ext.1330
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Michael Leary
Health Education and Services Center 222D
319-296-2329 ext.1069
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Jane Wagner
Health Education and Services Center 222B
319-296-2329 ext.1400
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Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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