Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - General 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
CRIM.1010The CJ System (DCA)3
CRIM.2210Criminology3
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar11
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.
Total15/16
CRIM.2340Criminal Law3
CRIM.xxxxCJ Elective33
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Spring Semester

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

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15
CRIM.3900CJ Research Methods (IL), (SRE)3
CRIM.3/4xxxCJ Elective33
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)
3
xxxx.xxxxCJ / SS or Minor Course
3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total15
CRIM.3950CJ Statistics3
CRIM.3970Crime Mapping3
CRIM.3/4xxxCJ Elective33
xxxx.xxxxCJ / SS or Minor Course
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.3980CJ Data Analysis3
xxxx.3/4xxxCJ or Minor Course3
xxxx.3/4xxxSS or Minor Course
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.4890Capstone Seminar in Criminology and CJ (WOC), (CTPS), (AIL)3
CRIM.3/4xxxCJ Elective3 
3
xxxx.3/4xxxCJ or Minor Course3
xxxx.3/4xxxSS or Minor Course3
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.

3Three Criminal Justice Electives can be at any level. Three Criminal Justice Electives must be at the 3000 level or above (18 credits required). 

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