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CRIMINOLOGY (AA TO BA)

Effective Date: 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2019

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate CRIMINOLOGY (AA TO BA) degree at Western Kentucky University. 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

General Education Core
Written Communications (WC): 6 Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
Oral Communications (OC): 3 Credit Hours
OC Course 3
Heritage (HR): 3 Credit Hours
Heritage Course 3
Humanities (HU): 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Course 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB): 9 Credit Hours
SOC 101 (3) 3
SB Course 3
SB Course 3
Natural Sciences (NS): 3 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Quantitative Reasoning (QR): 3 Credit Hours
QR Course 3
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) -or- Natural Sciences (NS): 3 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
QR/NS Course 3
Total Credit Hours  34
Associate in Arts Requirements
Arts & Humanities (AH) -or- Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB) -or- Foreign Language (FL): 6 Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
General Education Core (GE) -or- Foreign Language (FL): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours  12
Electives
DLC Elective 3
CRJ 100 (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours  15

Pre-Transfer Notes

This agreement allow KCTCS graduates to transfer AA coursework from KCTCS into the Criminology program at WKU.

The major in Criminology requires a minimum of 34 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The following 22 hours of core courses are required for the major: CRIM 101 (CRJ 100), SOCL 300, 302, 309, CRIM 330, 332, 380, and 499. In addition, the students are required to take an additional 12 hours of elective courses selected from the following list: CRIM 222, 232 (CRJ 215), 233 (CRJ 203), 234, 346, 361, 430, 432, 434, 437, 438, 439, 446, 447, 448, 451, 456, 489, 495, 496, SOCL 359, 389, 435, PS 220, 326, 328, 350, HIST 445, 446, SWRK 356, PSY/PSYS 440, 441, 470, CHEM 111, 430, PH 165, 467, 472, ANTH 300. A minor or second major is required, along with WKU graduation requirements.

Those with questions about the WKU Criminology program may contact:
Department of Sociology
Potter College of Arts and Letters
Phone: 270-745-2150
Email: sociology@wku.edu

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

Western Kentucky University Courses
CRIM 380 (3) 3
CRIM 499 (1) 3
CRIM 330 (3) 3
CRIM Elective 3
SOCL 300 (3) 3
SOCL 309 (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CRIM 332 (3) 3
CRIM Elective 3
SOCL 302 (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CRIM Elective 3
CRIM Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours  63

Program Notes

Those with questions about the WKU Criminology program may contact:
Department of Sociology
Potter College of Arts and Letters
Phone: 270-745-2150
Email: sociology@wku.edu


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