Jun 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice and Criminology, BS (43-842) (4 Year Guide)


This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule


Freshman Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Junior Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Junior Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year - Spring Semester


  • CJ Major Elective (3)
  • Free Choice Electives (12)

Semester Total: 15 Hours


Criminal Justice Major, BS Degree - 120 Hours


  • *A grade of C or better must be earned in CJ 1000  as a prerequisite for additional major courses. See 2016 Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
  • **ACST 1300  Basic Statistics is highly recommended as the general education mathematics class.
  • ***UNIV 1400  is a free choice elective and is highly recommended for academic success. If UNIV 1400  is chosen, 1 less hour of free choice electives will be needed.
  • #A grade of C or higher (including transfer classes) is required in all CJ major required core classes, but not the 15 hours of CJ major elective courses.
  • 10This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • This major does not require a minor, but one is strongly recommended. Most minors are between 18-24 credit hours. This major contains 36 hours of free choice electives, this gives a lot of flexibility for the addition of a minor, double minor, double major, or double degree. The number of free choice electives required will vary depending on the minor chosen.
  • This major does not build in the minimum number (30) of upper-level credit hours required for graduation. Be sure to include upper-level choices (3000/4000) in your major electives, general education, and/or free choice electives.
  • To satisfy the General Education Assessment (GEA) Policy, students must take the GEA after they earn 60 credit hours but before earning 75 credit hours. Transfer students who have more than 60 hours earned should take the exam during their second semester at UCM. Students must achieve a passing score of 425 to meet graduation requirements. Students may register for the GEA through MyCentral. Contact UCM Testing Services (HUM 216, 660-543-4919, testingservices@ucmo.edu) for more information.