BA Three-Year Degree Plan

Program can be completed online

Sample schedule

This is a model three-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics.

This doesn't include remedial course work or dual enrollment/AP

*Either Life or Physical Science has to have a lab

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CRM 250 Policing 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
Life Science with Lab * 4
BA Foreign Language course 101 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System/Public Issues 3
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
Physical Science * 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E./Humanities 3
BA Fine Art 3
B.A. Language Course - 102 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
MTH 130 or higher 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections 3
BA Fine Art 3
BA- 3hrs of PHI 3
B.A. Language Course 201 3
Cultural Competence 3
Social Behavioral Sciences 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
B.A. Language Course 202 3
CRM 320 Criminological Theory 3
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
or ENG 310 Writing II: Writing for Graduate and Professional Schools
3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CRM 365 Criminal Procedure 3
CRM 380 Criminal Justice Organizations and Management 3
General Elective 300+ 3
Arts 3
General Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
General Elective 300+ 3
CRM 355 Current Issues in Policing
or CRM 375 Current Issues in Corrections
3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
CRM 598 Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
General Elective 300+ 2
CRM 415 Race, Class, Gender, and Crime 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
General Elective 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0

GPA requirements include: minimum GPA of 2.00 in General Education, Overall, MSU, and CRM.

A total of 125 hours are needed to graduate. With 40 hours uper division credit (300 level and up).