Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Option

For students who entered fall 2012 to summer 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1010(Gen. Ed.) College Writing I3
CRIM.1010The CJ System43
CRIM.2210Criminology43
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)2
3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)23
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar11
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020(Gen. Ed.) College Writing II3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab4
CRIM.1410
Intro to Policing4
3
CRIM.1510Intro to Corrections43
MATH.2830Intro to Statistics (Gen. Ed.) Math3
Total16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.1150Intro to Homeland Security3
CRIM.2340Criminal Law43
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)23
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab4
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.2130Emergency Management3
CRIM.2480Terrorism
3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)23
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)23
xxxx.xxxxCJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.3/4xxxHS elective #153
CRIM.3900CJ Research Methods43
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)23
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) Science (non-lab)3
xxxx.xxxxCJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.3/4xxxHS elective # 253
xxxx.xxxxCJ/SS or Minor course #163
xxxx.xxxxCJ/SS or Minor course #263
xxxx.xxxxCJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
xxxx.3/4xxxCJ or Minor course #363
xxxx.3/4xxxCJ or Minor course #463
xxxx.xxxxCJ Skill: Language/Computer3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.3/4xxxHS elective #35
3
xxxx.3/4xxxSS or Minor course #53
xxxx.3/4xxxSS or Minor course #63
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for all entering freshmen; not required for those who transfer to UMass Lowell or into the CJ major.
2Gen. Ed. requirements also include a diversity and ethics designation.
3Free electives must be from departments other than Criminal Justice.
4Criminal Justice Core.
5Homeland Security option electives are listed below.
6A minor requires two courses at the 3000/4000 level. Students choosing the CJ/SS option must have two SS courses at the 3000/4000 level and two CJ courses at the 3000/4000 level.

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.

 

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. 

Required Courses (9 credits)

Homeland Security Option Electives - choose 3 of the following courses (9 credits)

  • CRIM.3120 Security Management
  • CRIM.3400 Criminal Networks
  • CRIM.3460 Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • CRIM.3480 Advanced Seminar in Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism
  • CRIM.3490 Intelligence and National Security
  • CRIM.3800 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM.3970 Crime Mapping
  • CRIM.4930 Issues in Technology and Security 
  • CRIM.4950 Criminal Justice Field Studies (offered through the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies [CTSS] program)
  • CRIM.4960 Criminal Justice Internship (offered through the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies [CTSS] program)

Last updated: 10/26/2017