First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (South Suburban College)

  • OCS 121 (Overview for College Success) 1 credits
  • ENG 101 (Composition & Rhetoric) 3 credits
  • CJS 101 (Introduction to Criminal Justice) 3 credits
  • CJS 103 (Police Operations) 3 credits
  • PSC 101 (American National Government) 3 credits
  • SOC 101 (Introduction to Sociology) 3 credits

Spring Semester (South Suburban College)

  • SPE 108 (Oral Communication) 3 credits
  • CJS 104 (Criminology) 3 credits
  • CJS 105 (Criminal Law) 3 credits
  • CJS 215 (Police Report Writing) 3 credits
  • PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology) 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (South Suburban College)

  • CJS 206 (Criminal Investigation) 3 credits
  • CJS 207 (Evidence and Criminal Procedure) 3 credits
  • CJS 209 (Community Policing) 3 credits
  • CJS 211 (Criminal Justice Fieldwork I) 3 credits
  • SOC 206 (Juvenile Delinquency) 3 credits
  • PSC 102 (American State & Local Government) 3 credits

Spring Semester (South Suburban College)

  • CJS 212 (Constitutional Law) 3 credits
  • CJS 220 (Topics in Criminal Justice) 3 credits
  • CJS Electives (See notes) 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • Mathematics or Physical & Life Science 3-4 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • ENG 102 (Composition II) 3 credits
  • CJL 220 (Juvenile Justice) 3 credits
  • CJL 300 (Police & Society) 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • MATH, BIOL or PHSC 3-4 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • CJL 230 (Introduction to Corrections) 3 credits
  • CJL 305 (Research Methods) 3 credits
  • CJL 310 (Ethics in Criminal Justice) 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • MATH, BIOL or PHSC 3-4 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • CJL 355 (Crime in America) 3 credits
  • CJL 330 (Criminal Justice & Constitution) 3 credits
  • CJL 300 level Elective 3 credits
  • CORE Experiential Learning Course 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • CJL 390 (Senior Seminar) 3 credits
  • CJL 300 level Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

*TRS 101 - Transfer Success Course (Waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more)

^=Grade of C or higher required

RU CORE Experiential Learning Course may be completed within a major course, consult advisor.

South Suburban College recommended electives: MIS 101, SPN 101, CJS 102, CJS 208, CJS 210, CJS 213 or CJS 227.