Prepare to pursue a Criminal Justice degree

If your A.A. degree is the first step in moving on to a bachelor's level Criminal Justice program, you want to plan carefully now. The transfer GPS plans in this area prepare students to pursue a four-year degree in criminal justice at a Florida public university or Florida College System (FCS) institution that offers a criminal justice/criminology bachelor's degree. Students are encouraged to complete the recommended transfer GPS that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Our plans take into account whether you are a full- or part-time student and whether you will take developmental education (Dev Ed) courses to prepare for college level credit courses, so choose the plan that fits your situation.

A criminal justice degree can be part of the academic preparation for many rewarding careers, including, but not limited to, working as a Correctional Officer, Corrections Counselor, Court Clerk, Court Reporter, Criminal Investigator, FBI Agent, Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Science Specialist, Lawyer, Paralegal , Probation Officer, Police/Law Enforcment Officer, Private Investigator, Security Officer, Substance Abuse Counselor, Transportation Security Screener and U.S. Marshall.

The courses listed in the criminal justice plans are common prerequisites which are required for a criminal justice major at the university or state college level. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at The courses listed in the transfer GPS were selected to meet specific course requirements as either general education requirements or electives within Eastern Florida State College's A.A. degree program.

Remember that each transfer GPS is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor or check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.