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DePaul University: AAS to BA in Criminology

Transfer program: AAS to BA in Criminology

About The Transfer Program

This transfer partnership creates a seamless guide for College of DuPage (COD) students who are seeking an Associated in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology at DePaul University.

Program Advantages

Guaranteed Admission! Through the DePaul Admissions Partnership Program (DAPP) for students that meet the program requirements.

Scholarships! Students in the DAPP program who maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of transferring are eligible for this additional DAPP Scholarship.

Save time and money! You can save money on overall tuition costs by maximizing transfer credit. DePaul University will accept 66 credits from College of DuPage.

The Criminology program at DePaul University will prepare students to study the frequency, location and causes of crime. Students learn how to collect data, analyze findings and present policy recommendations. The program will also teach students the analytical, research and organizational skills needed to improve the criminal legal system for both victims and offenders. The Criminology degree at DePaul University offers concentrations in: Community Justice, Race, Class, Gender and Justice, and Criminal Justice Administration.

Students in the Criminology program see professional opportunities as:
  • Community Services Managers
  • Alcohol/Drug Case Workers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Victim Advocates
  • Community Developers
  • Youth Development Specialists
  • Family Services Workers
  • Police Officers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Probation Officers
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Criminal Profilers
  • FBI, CIA, ATF, DEA, etc. Agents

Transfer Agreement Suggested Plan


  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 
  • Area of Concentration: Criminal Justice
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 64
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I
ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing
Math 1220 Quantitative Literacy 3
CRIMJ 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Humanities and Fine Arts* 3
Elective* 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15 - 17 
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
SPEEC 1100 Speech Fundamentals (Recommended) or 
SPEEC 1120 Small Group Communication
SPEEC 1150 Introduction to Business Communications
CRIMJ 1151 Constitutional Law  3
CRIMJ 1110 Police and Society 3
Physical and Life Sciences* 3 - 5
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
CRIMJ 2150 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice 3
CRIMJ 1152 Criminal Law  3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Elective*  3
Elective* 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
CRIMJ 1130 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRIMJ Program Elective* (see list below)
Elective* 3
Elective* 3

 Completion of AAS Degree: 64 credit hours


Approved Criminal Justice Electives  Credit Hours
CRIMJ 1112 Crime Prevention 3
CRIMJ 1135 Gangs in Society 3
CRIMJ 1154 Substance Abuse and the Law 3
CRIMJ 1210 Criminal Justice in the Media 3
CRIMJ 2230 Criminal Investigations 3
CRIMJ 2231 Criminology 3
CRIMJ 2240 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRIMJ 2250 Police Organization and Administration 3
CRIMJ 2310 Forensic Crime Scene Investigation 3

Students will obtain a personalized transfer guide from their DePaul University DAPP representative. Schedule an appointment with a DePaul University DAPP representative.


Important Notes

  • *These courses should be selected in consultation with College of DuPage Justice Studies faculty and DePaul DAPP counselors. Students should select transferrable coursework from COD as noted in DePaul University transfer credit tools.
  • This is a recommended course sequence for students interested in pursuing a degree from DePaul's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this program plan is followed, students will earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Criminal Justice from College of DuPage and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Criminology from DePaul University.
  • Students MUST join the DePaul Admissions Partnership Program (DAPP) to receive full benefits of this plan. Read more on the DAPP program.
  • Students must earn a grade of 'C' or higher to apply courses to the DePaul Criminology major requirements. No more than seven (7) COD courses may be applied to the Criminology major at DePaul.

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2259

Request Advising

Heidi Wirth, Assistant Director
DePaul University Transfer Admission and Adult Enrollment Center
(312) 362-5860 | hwirth@depaul.edu
Schedule an appointment