AAS to BS in Criminal Justice

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for Associates in Applied Science, Criminal Justice at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and leads to the Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice at Campbellsville University.

Admission Requirements

To apply as a transfer:

  • Complete the CU online application
  • Provide official college transcripts for each institution attended reflecting all coursework attempted or earned. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted.
  • *Students who have earned 23 hours or fewer of college credits after high school graduation must also provide a final high school transcript
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Graduation Requirements

A candidate for a degree must meet the following requirements for graduation:

  1. All candidates must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of academic work with a minimum standing of 2.10 in the area of concentration, or in majors and minors, and a minimum overall average of 2.0. “D” grades are not acceptable in ENG 111 or ENG 112 or their equivalents. No “D” grade is accepted on area or major and minor programs unless approved by the division chair.
  2. Students seeking teacher certification must have an overall 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
  3. All candidates must have completed all general education requirements.
  4. All candidates must have completed one major and one minor or an area as specified by the Division or School applicable in each case. In combination, a major and minor must total 51 hours, exclusive of courses in methods.
  5. All candidates must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of credit in courses numbered 300 or above, and also, complete a minimum of 25 percent of the requirements for graduation at Campbellsville University.
  6. All candidates must submit a Graduation Application on TigerNet.
  7. At least one-third of the course requirements in the major and in the minor or area of concentration must be completed at Campbellsville University with an average of “C” or better.
  8. All candidates for a degree must complete the last 30 hours of credit in residence.
  9. No more than 32 hours of correspondence and/or extension work will be accepted for credit toward the degree. No student may enroll for correspondence or extension while doing resident work without permission of the Registrar. Correspondence work in major or minor field must be approved also by the Chair of the Divisions concerned.
  10. The student must, in all cases, be responsible for meeting the requirements for graduation.
  11. All candidates must fulfill Chapel/Convocation Program credit requirements. (Online Students are Exempt)

General Transfer Requirements

Transfers from KCTCS are eligible for the following scholarships

  • Online Students-up to $1500
  • Regional Sites-$500 Opportunity Scholarship
  • Main Campus- $6000-$9000 Transfer Scholarship

Degree Requirements for KCTCS

1) Completion of minimum 60 credit hours, 2) minimum cumulative GPA 2.0, 3) minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree, 4) cultural studies course, 5) demonstration of digital literacy, and 6) college success requirement.


KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU Course
ENG 101 Writing I 3 *ENG 111
ENG 102 Writing II 3 *ENG 112
COM 181 Introduction to Basic Public Speaking 3 *MAC 120
HIS 101, HIS 102 HIS 108, HIS 109 ART 100, ENG 161 MUS 100, PHI 100 THA 101, REL 130 or HUM 120








*HST 231, *HST 242 *HST 110, *HST 120 *ART 110, *ENG 210 *MUS 125, *PHI 241 *TH 131, *TBD XXX or *TBD XXX
MAT 150 College Algebra 3 *MTH 111
AST 101, PHY 171. BIO 112/113, BIO 120/121, or CHE 140/145


Natural Science (Astrology, Physics, Biology, Ecology, or Chemistry

3 *PHY 132, *PHY 141, *BIO 110/113 *BIO 103/104, or *CHE 100/103
PSY 110 General Psychology 3 *PSY 111
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3 *SOC 110
POL 101 American Government 3 *POL 110
TBS XXX Electives (Recommended: CRJ 208, PSY 223, or SOC 230) 6 TBD XXX
Subtotal General Education Core Courses 33  
KCTCS Course Course or Category Credits CU Course
CIT 105 or OST 105 Introduction to Compters or Introduction to Info Systems 3 *CIS 100
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CJ 101
CRJ 202 Issues and Ethics in Criminal Justince 3  
CRJ 204 Criminal Investigations 3 CJ 215
CRJ 216 Criminal Law 3 CJ 334
CRJ 217 Criminal Procedures 3 CJ 390
CRJ 295 Criminal Justice Capstone 1  
TBS XXX Track Electives (Refer to KCTCS catalog) Recommended Corrections Track – CRJ 215, CRJ 277, and CRJ 278. 9  
Technical and Support Component 28  
Total KCTCS Credits 61  

TBS XXX means to be selected by KCTCS student.
TBD XXX means to be determined by Campbellsville University based on course selected.

*Counts towards CU's General Education Requirements Minimum grade of “C” required for ENG 111, ENG 112
*For Social and Behavioral Sciences courses, two disciplines must be represented and different from those in the Arts and Humanities category.

Specific courses are listed for some general education categories to ensure they meet the general education requirements at CU. While there may be more options than what is listed for the KCTCS categories, the listed classes are the ones that fit into needed general education categories at CU and therefore would be the most beneficial to the student.


CU Course Course or Category Credits KCTCS Course
  Completed at KCTCS 15  
  To Be Completed at CU 26-27  
  Total General Education Hours 41-42  
CU Course Course Credits KCTCS Course
CJ 101 Intro to the Criminal Justice System 3 CRJ 100
CJ 235 Criminology 3 CRJ 277
CJ 320 Police Operations and Programs 3 CRJ 215
CJ 361 Social Statistics 3  
CJ 362 Methods of Research 3  
CJ 400 Criminilogical Theory 3  
CJ 420 Criminal Justice Administration 3  
CJ 421 Corrections 3  
CJ 431 Civil Liberties 3  
CJ 440 Court Processes and Procedures 3  
CJ 450 Victimology 3 CRJ 278
  Total Core Hours 33  
CU Course Course Credits KCTCS Course
CJ 200
CJ 215
CJ 232
CJ 310
CJ 320
CJ 330
CJ 332
CJ 334/PJ 334
CJ 405
CJ 426
CJ 428
CJ 485
CJ 380/480 CJ 390/CJ 490
Fundamentals of Homeland Security
Criminal Investigations Juvenile Justice in America
Police Administration and Management Police Operations and Programs Introdution to Forensics Juvenial Deliquency Introduction to Criminal Law Terrorism Studies Probation and Parole Internship/Career Preperation Seminar
Serial Killers Special Topics Independent Study

Choose 4


CRJ 204 CRJ 208








CRJ 216






CRJ 217

  Criminal Justice Elective Total 12


CU Course Course Credits KCTCS Course
BA 304
BA 311
BA 384
SOC 312
SOC 342
SOC 413
SOC 415
PSY 311
PSY 321
PSY 333
PSY 341
Business Law II Principles of Management Business Management Organizational Behavior
Race and Ethnic Relations Sociology of Deviant Behavior Family Violence Learning and Behavior Lifespan Development Group Dynamics Social Phycholog






Choose 5

BAS 283 SOC 230 PSY 223
  BUS, PSY and SOC Electives


  Free Electives


  Subtotal CU Credit Hours


  Total Baccalaureate Degree Credit Hours



Choose 15 hours of upper division courses from Business Administration, Sociology, and Psychology with advisor approval. Students must have coursework from all three disciplines.