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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean, University Transfer
Phillips (Building 3), room 126
919-536-7200, ext. 8004
transfercenter@durhamtech.edu

Criminal Justice

University Transfer Options

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice should complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which will transfer to all UNC System schools, most North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and most out of state institutions.

The Associate in Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.

Course Selection Guide

This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below. Note that many other colleges and universities also offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business.

  • Fayetteville State University (FSU)
  • NC Central University (NCCU)
  • NC State University (NCSU)
  • UNC-Greensboro (UNC-G)

Students should print out and save the baccalaureate degree plan (BDP) for their major and intended transfer university.

Printable Criminal Justice Course Selection Guide (PDF)

General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (31-32 SHC)

UGETC courses are courses which are guaranteed to fulfill a general education component at every public university in North Carolina and the private colleges that are signatories to the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines  ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112 COM 231 COM 231 MUS 110 Any
PHI 215 or PHI 240  Any Any PHI 215 Any
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242 Any ENG 231
or 232
Any Any
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132 Any HIS 112 HIS 131 Any
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210 SOC 210 SOC 210 SOC 210 SOC 210
One additional course from above PSY 150 PSY 150 PSY 150 Any
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171 Any MAT 143 MAT 171 Any
Natural Science (4 SHC)
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/A Any Any BIO 110 Any
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 must be taken with accompanying lab. Foreign Language must be at 112 level or higher for Durham Tech requirements. FL 112 SPA 211 FL 211 FL 212
Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met. Any MAT 152 MAT 152 Any
Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110A Any Any GEL 111 Any
One Additional Course (3-4 SHC)
Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
One additional course Any Any POL120 Any
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

Students should consult their advisor. The listings vary based on the requirements of the selected university and the student's intended major.

College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
Durham Tech Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.) ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122
Foreign Language (0-8 SHC)
Durham Tech Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet FL prerequisites As Needed As Needed As Needed As Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Durham Tech Requirement FSU NCCU NCSU UNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement. CIS 110
CJC 111
CJC 121
CJC 141
HEA 110
CJC 111
CJC 121
CJC 141
HEA 110
PED 110
COM 231
HUM 110
CIS 110

FSU’s baccalaureate degree plan for criminal justice indicates that they will also accept CJC 132. This is not a transferable course under the CAA and will not count towards the AA degree.

NCCU’s baccalaureate degree plan for criminal justice indicates that they will also accept CJC 113 and 212.  These courses will be included in the 2022 AA plan of study.

Guaranteed Admissions Pathways

Durham Tech has partnered with these universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a Durham Tech university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.

Suggested Paths

Short Term

(12 months or less)

Long Term

(More than 12 months)