Course Equivalency Guide between Iowa Wesleyan University and Kirkwood Community College

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

An Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from KCC will fulfill all IW college-wide Wesleyan Studies course requirements except the “Global Awareness” course requirement, the “Writing Intensive” course requirement, the “Service Learning” course requirement, 30 credits of 300 or higher IW course work, and the field experience requirement. A maximum of 60 semester hours (Junior Status) will be conferred upon the student. Recommended course selections are listed below to maximize transfer status:

Associate of Arts

  • Communications (8): ENG 105 and ENG 106, SPC 112
  • History/Cultures: (6): Selections to include HIS 151 or HIS 152
  • Humanities (9): Selections to include PHI 105
  • Social Science (9): Selections to include CRJ 100, CRJ 200, PSY 111
  • Math (3): Selections to include MAT 157
  • Science (8): Selections to include one Lab Science
  • Electives (21): Selections from- CRJ 120, CRJ 130, CRJ 141. CRJ 201, SOC 110

An Associate of Applied Science Degree from KCC will confer up to a maximum of 60 semester hours (junior status) upon a student, and credits from it may satisfy IW’s general education requirements on a per-course transcript analysis. The recommended curriculum, based on online degree plan from KCC’s website is listed below:

Semester KCC Course # KCC Course Name Hours IW Course # IW Course Name Hours
Semester 1 CRJ 100 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 CJ 231 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3 SOC 100 Intro to Sociology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3 ENG 109 College Writing 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 COMM 147 Intro to Public Speaking 3
MAT 157 Statistics 4 MATH 171 Statistics 4
Semester 2 CRJ 101 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 Elective 3
CRJ 130 Criminal Law 3 CJ 260 Criminal Law and Individual Rights 3
SCI 120 Forensic Science 3 Elective 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3 PHIL 215 Ethics in Life and Career 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3 Art 203 Art Appreciation 3
ENG 106 Composition 3 ENG 110 College Research 3
Semester 3 CRJ 120 Introduction to Corrections 3 CJ 316 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 133 Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3 Elective 3
CRJ 200 Criminology 3 CJ 307 Criminology 3
CRJ 111 Police and Society 3 Elective 3
Science with a Lab **See IW Suggestions 4 Science with a Lab IW Suggestion: A & P, Zoology, Botany, or Ecology and Conservation 4
Semester 4 CRJ 141 Criminal Investigation 3 Elective 3
CRJ 201 Juvenile Delinquency 3 CJ 308 Juvenile Delinquency 3
CRJ 202 Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice 3 CJ 370 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 220 Community-Based Corrections 3 Elective 3
CRJ 232 Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving 3 Elective 3

Among any additional elective courses competed at KCC, the following courses are recommended by Iowa Wesleyan University to ensure as efficient transfer as possible:

KCC Course # KCC Course Name Hours IW Course # IW Course Name Hours
PSY 111 Intro. To Psychology 3 PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology 3