Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - General Option


For students who entered fall 2015 to spring 2016

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010 College Writing I (CW)
3
CRIM.1010 The CJ System (DCA)4 3
CRIM.2210 Criminology4 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)2
3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)2 3
FAHS.1090 First Year Seminar1 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW)
3
xxxx.xxxx Science with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
CRIM.1410 Intro to Policing4 3
CRIM.1510 Intro to Corrections4 3
MATH.2830 Intro to Statistics (Math), (QL)
3
Total 15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.xxxx CJ Elective #15 3
CRIM.2340 Criminal Law4 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)2 3
xxxx.xxxx Science with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3 3
Total 15/16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.xxxx CJ Elective #25 3
CRIM.xxxx CJ Elective #35 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ Skill: Language/Computer Social Sciences Persp. (SS)2 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)2 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.3/4xxx CJ Elective #45 3
CRIM.3900 CJ Research Methods (IL), (SRE)4 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)2 3
xxxx.xxxx STEM Persp. (STEM)
3
xxxx.xxxx CJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.3/4xxx CJ Elective #55 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ/SS or Minor course #16 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ/SS or Minor course #26 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.3/4xxx CJ or Minor course #36 3
xxxx.3/4xxx SS or Minor course #46 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.4890 Capstone Seminar in Criminology and CJ (WOC), (CTPS), (AIL)4 3
xxxx.3/4xxx CJ or Minor course #56
3
xxxx.3/4xxx SS or Minor course #66 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3 3
Total 15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for all entering freshmen; not required for those who transfer to UMass Lowell or into the CJ major.
2Refer to the Core Curriculum website for Core Curriculum requirements. Core Curriculum (Core Curr.) courses may be taken in any sequence. No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. You should meet with your faculty adviser to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.
3Free electives must be from departments other than Criminal Justice.
4Criminal Justice Core.
5Three Criminal Justice Electives can be at any level. Two Criminal Justice Electives must be at the 3000 level or above. (15 credits required)
6A minor requires two courses at the 3000/4000 level.

Notes:

  • CJ Majors must maintain a 2.5 CJ GPA to remain in the major and an overall GPA or 2.2.
  • CJ Majors need a minimum of 36 credits and cannot exceed 60 credits in CJ.
  • CJ Statistics (CRIM.3950) is a required course for application to the 5 year Master’s program.

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: 10/25/2017