Jun 14, 2021
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.
Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Senior Year - Fall Semester
(final semester of undergraduate)
Senior Year - Spring Semester
- CJ 5006 - Comparative & International Criminal Justice Systems (3)
- CJ 5620 - Methods of Criminal Justice Research (3)
- Approved Graduate Electives (3)
Fifth Year - Fall Semester
- CJ 5003 - Causes of Crime (3)
- CJ 5102 - Administration in Criminal Justice (3)
- CJ 5610 - Statistics for Criminal Justice (3)
- CJ 6600 - Thesis (0-3) +
Semester Total: 9-12 Hours
Fifth Year - Spring Semester
- CJ 5301 - Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice System (3)
- CJ 5600 - Individual Research (or CJ 6600 Thesis) (3) +
- Approved Graduate Electives (3-6) +
Semester Total: 9-12 Hours
Criminal Justice Major, Accelerated BS and MS Degrees - 140 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 undergraduate CJ major required core classes, but not the 9 hours of undergraduate CJ major elective courses.
- ##Students should prepare for the GRE during the sophomore year and take the GRE by the beginning of the junior year. Students should apply to the accelerated program by the first semester of the junior year. UNIV 1250 - GRE Test Preparation (1) (1 credit hour) is offered every semester.
- 10This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
- +Students pursuing the thesis option should take CJ 6600 Thesis during the last two semesters. These hours are taken instead of CJ 5600 and 3 of the approved graduate electives.
- This major does not require a minor, but one is strongly recommended. Most minors are between 18-24 credit hours. This major contains 29 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, email@example.com) for more information.