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Criminology, Law and Justice Major Through Kirkwood Community College

Criminology and criminal justice focus on understanding the causes of crime and the operation of criminal justice systems. An undergraduate degree in this field provides background for a wide range of careers, including those in policing, security, corrections, juvenile justice, delinquency treatment, and other justice organizations, as well as in social services, applied social research, and some businesses.

Student responsibilities

Review the responsibilities required to become and remain eligible for the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

Student Responsibilities

Kirkwood Community College checkpoints

  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Complete two of these three courses:
    • CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CRJ 200 Criminology
    • SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
  • Complete one of the following math courses (may require a prerequisite as suggested by math placement):
    • MAT 157 Statistics
    • MAT 162 Business Statistics
  • The following courses may be completed at Kirkwood or at the University of Iowa:
    • CRJ 111 Police and Society
    • SOC 120 Marriage and Family
  • Complete all requirements for the AA degree.
  • When transferring to Iowa, present a cumulative transfer grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 from all colleges attended.

University of Iowa checkpoints

  • Complete the UI courses required for this major, as specified in the UI General Catalog.

A current schedule of UI courses is available online via Iowa Student Information Services (MyUI).

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