Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - Police 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.2340 Criminal Law4 3
CRIM.xxxx Police Elective #15 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 Police Elective #25 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ/SS or Minor course #16 3
xxxx.xxxx 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.3470 Police Innovations 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.3730 Issues in Police Administration 3
CRIM.3/4xxx Police Elective #35 3
xxxx.xxxx CJ/SS or Minor course #2 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. 

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)

  • CRIM.3470 Police Innovation
  • CRIM.3730 Issues in Police Administration

Police Option Electives (9 credits)

Choose 3 of the following courses:

  • CRIM.2030 Technology and the Criminal Justice System (cannot be double counted towards computer skills)
  • CRIM.2330 Criminal Procedure
  • CRIM.2480 Terrorism
  • CRIM.2610 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRIM.2800 Criminal Justice Ethics
  • CRIM.3270 Violence in America
  • CRIM.3480 Advanced Seminar in Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism
  • CRIM.3800 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM.3850 Crime and Mental Illness
  • CRIM.4010 Substance Abuse and Crime
  • CRIM.4220 Victimology
  • CRIM.4950 Criminal Justice Field Studies (6 credits – counts as 2 electives)
  • CRIM.4960 Criminal Justice Internship

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