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Criminology A.A. Transfer Plan-SPCThis A.A. transfer plan is intended for students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree in Criminology at state universities and colleges in Florida that offer it. Students who complete these requirements graduate from SPC with an Associate in Arts Degree and meet the state-mandated pre-requisites of their four-year major.

A degree in Criminology can prepare you for a career in corrections, law enforcement, social services, counseling, casework, security, loss prevention, forensics or private investigation.

Criminology Transfer Plan

CRIM-TR
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This Program of Study is intended to assist in the transfer advising process. Students following a transfer plan (CRIM-TR) will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from SPC. The following requirements include State Mandated Prerequisite courses and are intended to prepare students for transfer into a Criminology Bachelor's degree within the State of Florida (CIP Code 45.0401). The following subplans prepare students to transfer into a specific concentration or institution:
• General Criminology (CRIM) - any institution in Florida
• FAMU Criminal Justice (FMCRIM) [CIP 43.0104]
• USF St. Petersburg Criminology (FSPCRIM)
• USF Tampa Criminology (FTCRIM)

Students should always consult with the desired institution to determine if the anticipated program is limited access and to ensure the correct coursework is being taken (including any foreign language requirements), and see if additional requirements exist (e.g., minimum GPA). For institution specific information, click here to access the FloridaShines website.

Fuse & Ignite Program Information
Students must declare their enrollment in the Fuse or Ignite Programs. Those pursuing the Fuse Program must declare their enrollment before completing 30 credit hours. Students in these programs must meet certain eligibility criteria to ensure their guaranteed admission to their intended program: minimum GPA, completing the courses outlined in the Academic Pathway, completing all State Mandated Prerequisites, and graduating with an Associate of Arts degree. To declare enrollment in the Fuse or Ignite Programs, or to check eligibility status, please make an appointment with your academic advisor. A list of fuse majors can be found at www.spcollege.edu/fuse. A list of Ignite majors can be found at www.spcollege.edu/ignite.

SUBPLAN Choose a Subplan Below
Students in one of the following subplans declare that they intend to transfer to one of the corresponding institutions at the baccalaureate level:
General Criminology (CRIM)
FAMU Criminal Justice (FMCRIM)
USF St. Petersburg Criminology (FSPCRIM)
USF Tampa Criminology (FTCRIM)
STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
At this time, there are no required State Mandated Prerequisites.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AA degree.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Speech
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences - American Government
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing ARH 1000, HUM 1020 or IDS 1106 will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics - Elective
Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Mathematics Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Mathematics course with: MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Elective
Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Science Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Science course with: APB, AST, BCH, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, HUN, MET, MCB, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Laboratory
Complete at least 1 course from the Natural Sciences coursework that includes a laboratory component. Minimum grade of "C" required. Natural Science Laboratory courses include any "C" or "L" course with the following prefixes: APB, AST, BCH, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, MCB, MET, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer and Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses below. No minimum credits required.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT Foreign Language*
Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Foreign Language and Enhanced World View requirements and 8 elective credits for the AA degree. This degree program requires a minimum of two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.
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AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT Electives
Complete 24 credits to satisfy the 60 credit requirement for the Associate of Arts degree. The college-level course (credits) used to satisfy the Computer and Information Literacy Requirement and Foreign Language Requirement will be counted as Elective credits. The college-level course (credits) used to satisfy the Enhanced World View requirement will be counted as Elective credits UNLESS counted in another General Education Requirement.
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Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Susan  Demers
Dean

Florida CIP Code

1192401010: GENERAL DEGREE TRANSFER (AA)

Federal CIP Code

24.0101: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.