Degrees Offered

  • Associate in Science

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the Associate in Science in Law Enforcement Curriculum (61 hours)

Communications (9 hours)

Each of the following courses totaling a minimum of 9 hours:

  • Grade of C or better in ENG 101: English Composition I, and ENG 102:  English Composition II (Prereq. ENG 101)
  • SPE 101: Fundamentals of Speech

Language and Humanities (9 hours)

Three courses from list below. Selected courses must be from two separate disciplines.

  • ART 111: Art Appreciation
  • ART 123: Art History I
  • ENG 105: Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 106: Non-Traditional World Literature
  • ENG 137: Introduction to Fiction*
  • ENG 201: American Literature
  • ENG 202: American Literature II
  • HUM 107: American Studies
  • HUM 108: Humanities II
  • MUS 116: Music Appreciation
  • PHL 103: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 105: Logic
  • PHL 107: Ethics
  • REL 102: Living Religions of the World
  • SPE 260: Small Group Discussion*
  • SPN 101: Spanish I*
  • SPN 102: Spanish II* (Prereq. SPN 101)*
  • THE 106: Introduction to Theatre

Natural Sciences (7 hours)

Two courses from list below – One physical science and one life science. One course must have a lab.

  • BIO 101: General Survey of Biology
  • BIO 102: General Biology (lab)
  • BIO 106: Environmental Biology (lab)
  • BIO 130: Introduction to Evolution
  • GEO 101: Physical Geography
  • GEO 102: Physical Geography (lab)
  • GEL 101: Introduction to Geology (lab)

Mathematics (6-8 hours)

Two courses from the list below – “C” or better required for all.

  • MAT 104: College Algebra* (Prereq. MAT 095)
  • MAT 110: Elementary Statistics (Prereq. MAT 095)
  • MAT 131: Applied Calculus (Prereq. MAT 104) or
  • MAT 135: Finite Mathematics (Prereq. MAT 104)

Social Sciences (9 hours)

Three courses – from two different disciplines.

  • ECO 107: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 108: Principles of Microeconomics (Prereq. ECO 107)
  • HIS 101: Western Civilization I
  • HIS 102: Western Civilization II
  • HIS 121: United States History I
  • HIS 122: United States History II
  • HIS 205: United States in the Twentieth Century*
  • POS 101: American Government
  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 204: Social Psychology (Prereq. PSY 101)
  • PSY 207: Abnormal Psychology (Prereq. PSY 101)
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 202: Modern Social Problems
  • SOC 203: Sociology of the Family

Criminal Justice Studies Core (21 hours)

All of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each of the following courses:

  • CJS 108: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJS 210: Police and Law Enforcement
  • CJS 220: Corrections I
  • CJS 240: Criminal Law I
  • CJS 260: Criminalistics
  • CJS  262: Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
  • CJS 280: Juvenile Justice

Last 27 credit hours must be completed at Lincoln College.

Lincoln College cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher.

* Courses that do NOT meet Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) transfer course.