BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Criminology and Criminal Justice

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System 3
CRM 250 Policing 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections 3
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3
CRM 220 Criminology 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
or ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 310 Writing II: Writing for Graduate and Professional Schools
3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CRM 365 Criminal Procedure 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Philosophy - BA requirement 3
CRM elective (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 380 Criminal Justice Organizations and Management 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
CRM elective (upper level) 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM 415 Difference and Diversity in Criminology 3
CRM Elective (upper level) 3
CRM elective (upper level) 3
General elective 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 496 Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
General elective (upper level) 3
General elective (upper level) 3
General elective (upper level) 3
General elective (upper level) 1
University exit survey 0
Total hours13

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

A total of 120 hours are needed to graduate, with 40 hours upper division credit (300+ level).

Degree plan last reviewed 08-05-2019.