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Elmhurst University: AA to BA in Criminal Justice

Transfer program: AA to BA in Criminal Justice

About The Transfer Program

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

Program Advantages

Guaranteed Admission. Through the Elmhurst University Guaranteed Admission Program for students that meet the additional requirements.

Save time and money. You can save money on overall tuition costs by maximizing transfer credit. Elmhurst University will accept up to 70 credits from College of DuPage.

 

Built on a strong foundation in the social sciences with course options in political science, philosophy, psychology, communications and computer science. The Criminal Justice Major at Elmhurst University provides the skills needed to advance your education. Read more on the Criminal Justice Major at Elmhurst University.

The Criminal Justice Major at Elmhurst University prepares you for a wide array of careers in social services, advocacy, teaching, law enforcement, academics, the law and beyond.


Elmhurst alumni have gone on to a variety of rewarding fields including social work, education, law enforcement, security, research and evaluation, government and nonprofit work, writing, law, and criminal justice. Many have also gone on to pursue graduate degrees in education, social work, law and anthropology. Read more on career outcomes from Elmhurst University.

Transfer Agreement Suggested Plan

 

  • Degree: Associate in Arts
  • Area of Concentration: Criminal Justice
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 64
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15 - 17
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
CRIMJ 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
MATH
Choose from: 1218, 1220, 1533,
2115, 2134, 2231, 2232, 2233
3 - 5
Humanities and Fine Arts* 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
SPEEC 1100 Speech Fundamentals
3
CRIMJ 1151 Constitutional Law 3
Humanities and Fine Arts* 3
Life Sciences*
Choose from: BIOLO 1100, 1110, 1151
3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 3
Summer Term Credit Hours
Non-CTE Elective*  3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 16
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
CRIMJ 2150 Multiculturalism and Diversity 3
CRIMJ 1130 Introduction to Corrections 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Humanities and Fine Arts* 3
Physical Science* 4
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
CRIMJ 1110 Police and Society 3
CRIMJ 2240 Juvenile Delinquency 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Non-CTE Elective* 3
Non-CTE Elective* 3

Completion of AA Degree: 64 credit hours

Elmhurst University will accept up to 70 credit hours**

Students will obtain a personalized academic plan from Elmhurst University to complete the bachelors degree program.

Important Notes

  • *These courses should be selected in consultation with College of DuPage Justice Studies Faculty, Counselor, or Advisor to ensure proper courses are taken to meet prerequisites and graduation requirements.
  • **These additional courses should be selected in consultation with Elmhurst University Admission Counselor and College of DuPage Justice Studies Faculty, Counselor, or Advisor.
  • College of DuPage students are required to complete an Associate in Arts degree and meet Elmhurst University admission requirements. Elmhurst gives preference to students with cumulative grade point averages of 2.50/4.0. Serious consideration will be given to applicants with cumulative grade point averages between 2.00 and 2.49.
  • This is a recommended course sequence for students interested in pursuing the AA to BA Criminal Justice program with Elmhurst University. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this program plan is followed, students will earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from College of DuPage and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Criminal Justice from Elmhurst University.
  • Guaranteed Admissions Program. College of DuPage students need to indicate their intention to participate in the program by filing out a Guaranteed Admission Program Participation Form at the time of their application to Elmhurst University. This form should be submitted at least one year in advance of your first semester at Elmhurst University. Read more on the Guaranteed Admission Program and to download the participation form.

Contact Information

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

Request Advising

Sophie Lichlyter
Elmhurst University
sophie.lichlyter@elmhurst.edu
(630) 617-3097

Andrea Krieg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
andrea.krieg@elmhurst.edu