BA Four-Year Degree Plan

Program can be completed online

Sample schedule

This is a model four-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 or 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 hours17
CRM 250 Policing 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 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
BA Fine Art 3
BA Language Course 101 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System/Public Issues 3
BA Language Course 102 3
MTH 130 or higher 3
Social & Behavioral Science 3
Cultural Competence 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections 3
B.A. Language Course 201 3
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
Life Science with Lab * 4
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

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CRM 320 Criminological Theory 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
B.A. Language Course 202 3
B.A. 3 hours of PHI 3
Physical Science * 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3
CRM 365 Criminal Procedure 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E./Humanities 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3
CRM Elective 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
CRM 380 Criminal Justice Organizations and Management 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
BA Fine Art 3
General Elective 300+ 3
General Elective 300+ 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
CRM 355 Current Issues in Policing
or CRM 375 Current Issues in Corrections
3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
General Elective 2
Arts 3
CRM 598 Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CRM 415 Race, Class, Gender, and Crime 3
General Elective 300+ 3
General Elective 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).