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University of Louisville
Transfer Office
(502) 852-0166
transfer@louisville.edu
Houchens Bldg, Room 150 2211 S. Brook Street Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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B.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Effective Date: 8/1/2017 - 5/1/2019

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate B.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE degree at University of Louisville. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
CRJ 100 (3) 3
GEN 100 (1) 1
ENG 101 (3) 3
NS Course 3
ASL 101 (3) or FRE 101 (4) or GER 101 (4) or SPA 101 (4) 3
MAT 146 (3) or MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 2Credit Hours
CRJ 215 (3) 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
Humanities Course 3
BIO 112 (3) or CHE 140 (3) or PHY 151 (3) 3
BIO 113 Lab (1) or CHE 145 Lab (1) or PHY 161 Lab (1) 1
ASL 102 (3) or FRE 102 (4) or GER 102 (4) or SPA 102 (4) 3
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
CRJ 102 (3) 3
COM 181 (3) or COM 252 (3) 3
HIS 101 (3) or HIS 102 (3) or HIS 104 (3) or HIS 105 (3) 3
SOC 101 (3) 3
STA 210 (3) or STA 220 (3) or STA 291 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
CRJ 217 (3) 3
CRJ 204 (3) or CRJ 208 (3) or CRJ 216 (3) or CRJ 290 (3) 3
PSY 110 (3) 3
POL 101 (3) 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

Completion of STAT 210, 220, or 291 will be used to satisfy CJ 326 upon transfer to UofL. This will allow the student to take an additional 300-level CJ elective.

Those with questions about the UofL Criminal Justice program may contact:
Criminal Justice, Student Services, Brigman Hall 205
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502-852-2686
Email: mailcj@louisville.edu
Website: https://louisville.edu/justice

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
CJ 325 (3.00) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CJ 360 (3.00) 3
CJ 305 (3.00) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
HUM 300+ or NATS 300+ 3
CJ Elective (Up to 500 Level) 3
CJ Elective (Up to 500 Level) 3
CJ Elective (Up to 500 Level) 3
CJ 395 (3.00) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
Elective 3
HUM 300+ or NATS 300+ 3
CJ Elective (Up to 500 Level) 3
CJ Elective (Up to 500 Level) 3
CJ Elective (Up to 500 Level) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CJ Elective (Up to 500 Level) 3
CJ 485 (3.00) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

Six or eight hours of a single foreign language are required for degree completion, please see your academic advisor for specific details.
One of the "Electives" in semester 5 should be a course designated as Writing Requirement "WR" to fulfill a programmatic requirement for degree
The "HUM 300X" or "NATS 300X" in semesters 6 and 7 must be courses taken at the 300-level

Total Hours Required for Degree: 121
60 hours must be completed at a four year institution
Overall GPA Required: 2.0
Major GPA Required: 2.0
Hours Required at 300 level or above: 50
Residency Requirement: 30 of last 36 hours must be taken at UofL and in the College


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