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Criminology, Law and Justice Major Through Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

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

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) 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
    • SOC 240 Criminology
    • SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
  • Complete the following math course (may require a prerequisite as suggested by math placement):
    • MAT 157 Statistics
  • The following courses may be completed at DMACC 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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