Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - Police Option

For students who entered fall 2015 to spring 2016

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1010College Writing I (CW)
3
CRIM.1010The CJ System (DCA)43
CRIM.2210Criminology43
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)23
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)23
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar11
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)
3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
CRIM.1410Intro to Policing43
CRIM.1510Intro to Corrections43
MATH.2830Intro to Statistics (MATH), (QL)
3
Total15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.2340Criminal Law43
CRIM.xxxxPolice Elective #153
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)23
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
Total15/16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.xxxxPolice Elective #253
xxxx.xxxxCJ/SS or Minor course #163
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)23
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)23
xxxx.xxxxCJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.3470Police Innovations3
CRIM.3900CJ Research Methods (IL), (SRE)43
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)23
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)
3
xxxx.xxxxCJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.3730Issues in Police Administration3
CRIM.3/4xxxPolice Elective #353
xxxx.xxxxCJ/SS or Minor course #23
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.3/4xxxSS or Minor course #463
xxxx.xxxxCJ Skill: Language/Computer
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CRIM.4890Capstone Seminar in Criminology and CJ (WOC), (CTPS), (AIL)43
xxxx.3/4xxxCJ or Minor course #563
xxxx.3/4xxxSS or Minor course #663
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective33
Total15
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 policy for further details. 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. 

5Police Option Electives are listed below.
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. 

Required Courses (6 credits)

Police Option Electives (9 credits)

Choose 3 of the following courses:

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: 5/31/2018