Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - Corrections Option

For students who entered fall 2016 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)
3
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar11
CRIM.1010The CJ System (DCA)3
CRIM.2210Criminology3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15/16
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)
3
CRIM.1410Intro to Policing3
CRIM.1510Intro to Corrections3
MATH.2830Intro to Statistics (MATH), (QL)
3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)3/4

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.2340Criminal Law3
CRIM.xxxxCorrections Elective3
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23
Total15/16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15
CRIM.xxxxCorrections Elective33
xxxx.xxxxCJ / SS or Minor Course3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective2
3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.3500Institutional Corrections3
CRIM.3900CJ Research Methods (IL), (SRE)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)
3
xxxx.xxxxCJ or Minor Course
3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15
CRIM.3510Community-Based Corrections3
CRIM.3950CJ Statistics
3
CRIM.3970Crime Mapping
3
CRIM.3/4xxxCorrections Elective33
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15
CRIM.3980CJ Data Analysis
3
CRIM.3/4xxxCorrections Elective33
xxxx.3/4xxxCJ or Minor Course
3
xxxx.3/4xxxSS or Minor Course3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.4890Capstone Seminar in Criminology and CJ (WOC), (CTPS), (AIL)
3
xxxx.3/4xxxCJ or Minor Course3
xxxx.3/4xxxSS or Minor Course3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for all entering freshmen; not required for those who transfer to UMass Lowell or into the CJ major.
  
2Free electives must be from departments other than Criminal Justice.

3Corrections Electives: 

  • CRIM.2030 Technology and the Criminal Justice System (cannot be double counted towards computer skills)
  • CRIM.3270 Violence in America
  • CRIM.3800 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM.3850 Crime and Mental Illness
  • CRIM.3870 Criminal Mind and Behavior
  • CRIM.3880 Forensic Psychopathology
  • CRIM.4010 Substance Abuse and Crime

Notes: 

  • CJ Majors must maintain a 2.5 CJ GPA to remain in the major and an overall GPA of 2.2. 
  • CJ Majors need a minimum of 36 credits and cannot exceed 60 credits in CJ. 

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty adviser to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 3/02/2020