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Associate in Arts Pathway to a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

This transfer GPS prepares students to pursue a four-year degree in Criminal Justice at a Florida public university or Florida College System (FCS) institution. Courses listed are common prerequisites for a criminal justice/criminology major at the bachelor's level and will satisfy the general education and elective credits within Eastern Florida State College's A.A. degree program. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.

Adjust your pace to graduation by taking more or fewer classes each term or attending year-round. This transfer GPS is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor and check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.

Possible University Concentrations:  Criminal Justice/Criminology
Potential Careers: Correctional Officer, Corrections Counselor, Court Clerk, Court Reporter, Criminal Investigator, FBI Agent, Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Science Specialist, Lawyer, Paralegal , Probation Officer, Police/Law Enforcment Officer, Private Investigator, Security Officer, Substance Abuse Counselor, Transportation Security Screener and U.S. Marshall
Meta-Major: Public Safety

Foreign Language Requirement: Students initially entering Eastern Florida State College in 2014-15 and thereafter, who are pursing an A.A. degree, must demonstrate competency in a foreign language at a level equal to two years of high school world language (sequential, in the same language) or American Sign Language coursework. This is pursuant to F.S. 1007.262.

Civic Literacy Competency: Per F.S. 1007.25 (4) - Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter, each student must demonstrate competency in civic literacy.

Important Notes:

  • This pathway is for planning purposes only; it does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Following the suggested course sequence for completion will better prepare you for transfer and acceptance. Following the plan will minimize extra courses that may impact you financially.
  • Courses identified by PATHWAY COURSE are recommended or required for admission into the bachelor’s degree
  • Some courses have prerequisites that may increase the time and credits required to complete the degree.

Download printable version of Criminal Justice: A.A. Transfer GPS

TERM 1 

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
ENC 1101 Composition 1 Gen Ed/ Communications 3
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra Elective 3
POS 2041 American National Government PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/ Social Science 3
CCJ 1010 Elective: Criminology PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
    Term Total 12


TERM 2

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
ENC 1102 Composition 2 Gen Ed/ Communications 3
  Math Gen Ed/ Math 3
CCJ 1020 Elective: American Criminal Justice PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
  Elective Elective 3
    Term Total 12


TERM 3

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/ Beh/Social Science 3
  Elective Elective 3
    Term Total 6


TERM 4

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
  Math Gen Ed/ Math 3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/ Behavioral Science 3
  Humanities - List 1 Gen Ed/ Humanities 3
  Physical Science Gen Ed/ Physical 3
    Term Total 12


TERM 5

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication Gen Ed/ Communications 3
  Humanities - List 2 Gen Ed/ Humanities 3
 BSCC XXXX Life/Biological Science Gen Ed/ Biological Science 4
  Elective Elective 2
    Term Total 12


TERM 6

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
  Elective Elective 3
  Elective Elective 3
    Term Total 6
    Cumulative Total 60