Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Option

For students who entered fall 2012 to summer 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing I 3
CRIM.1010 The CJ System4 3
CRIM.2210 Criminology4 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)2
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)2 3
FAHS.1090 First Year Seminar1 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing II 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab 4
CRIM.1410
Intro to Policing4
3
CRIM.1510 Intro to Corrections4 3
MATH.2830 Intro to Statistics (Gen. Ed.) Math 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.1150 Intro to Homeland Security 3
CRIM.2340 Criminal Law4 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)2 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab 4
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3
3
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.2130 Emergency Management 3
CRIM.2480 Terrorism
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)2 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)2 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.3/4xxx HS elective #15 3
CRIM.3900 CJ Research Methods4 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)2 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science (non-lab) 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.3/4xxx HS elective # 25 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 CJ 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.3/4xxx HS elective #35
3
xxxx.3/4xxx SS or Minor course #5 3
xxxx.3/4xxx SS or Minor course #6 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 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.
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)

  • CRIM.1150 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • CRIM.2130 Emergency Management
  • CRIM.2480 Terrorism

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