BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Criminology

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 Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Life Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections 3
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts 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
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 220 Criminology 3
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3
CRM Elective (upper level) 3
Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM 365 Criminal Procedure 3
CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
CRM elective (upper level) 3
General elective (upper level) 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 380 Criminal Justice Organizations and Management 3
CRM elective (upper level) 3
General elective 3
General elective (upper level) 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CRM 415 Difference and Diversity in Criminology 3
CRM elective (upper level) 3
General elective (upper level) 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CRM 496 Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective (upper level) 3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Total hours15

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

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

Degree plan last reviewed 08-05-2019.