BS 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 and mathematics.

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

*Either Life or Physcial 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
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CRM 250 Policing 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
Social & Behavioral Science 3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
or HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
3
Humanities 3

Second Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
Arts 3
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Life Science with Lab * 4

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections 3
MTH 130 or higher 3
Social-Behavioral Science 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
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
CRM 320 Criminological Theory 3
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3
Physical Science * 4
Cultural Competence 3
CRM 355 Current Issues in Policing
or CRM 375 Current Issues in Corrections
3
General Elective 2

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
General Elective 3
CRM 365 Criminal Procedure 3
CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3
General Elective 300+ 3

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CRM 380 Criminal Justice Organizations and Management 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3
General Elective 3
CRM Elective 300+ 3
General Elective 3

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
General Elective 300+ 3
CRM 415 Race, Class, Gender, and Crime 3
General Elective 300+ 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
CRM 598 Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
General Elective 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).