Criminal Justice Academic Focus Plan

Academic Focus Plans are a suggested semester-by-semester course schedule with classes designed to help you transfer into your desired major at your chosen 4-year college. Focus plans do not substitute for academic advising. Contact an advisor for further information regarding placement based on Placement exam scores, scheduling, degree requirements, and graduation requirements. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College with this focus plan is the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MTH 161 Quantitative Reasoning (MOTR MATH 120)
or Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)
3Satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
CRJ 122 Introduction to Criminal Justice3Reading ProficiencyAttend Criminal Justice Career Fair
PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
COM 201 Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)3Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CRJ 124 Criminal Law and Procedures3Concurrent or prior enrollment in CRJ 122 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyAttend Criminal Justice Career Fair
PHL 102 Introduction to Logic (MOTR PHIL 101)3Reading Proficiency
BIO 111 Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L)4Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
HST 101 United States History to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours16
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
CRJ 129 Introduction to Law Enforcement3Concurrent or prior enrollment in CRJ 122 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyAttend Criminal Justice Career Fair
CRJ 130 Theories of Crime: Why Do They Do It?3Concurrent or prior enrollment in CRJ 122 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
PHL 104 Ethics (MOTR PHIL 102)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
CRJ 218 Criminal Justice Policy3Concurrent or prior enrollment in CRJ 122 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyApply for graduation
CRJ 212 Criminal Investigation3Concurrent or prior enrollment in CRJ 122 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 Choose any humanities with a MOTR designation except any MOTR PHIL
Natural Science Elective3 Choose any Natural Science course with a MOTR designation except MOTR BIOL
CORE 42 Elective2  
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours60

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.