Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - Violence Option

For students who entered fall 2016 and beyond

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/
HONR.1100
College Writing I/FYSH (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 Violence 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 Violence 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/SS or Minor course #26
3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.3270 Violence in America
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 Free Elective3
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.3/4xxx Violence Elective #35 3
CRIM.3/4xxx Violence Elective #45 3
CRIM.3950 CJ Statistics 3
CRIM.3970 Crime Mapping
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective3 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
CRIM.3/4xxx Violence Elective #55 3
CRIM.3980 CJ Data Analysis 3
xxxx.3/4xxx CJ or Minor course #36 3
xxxx.3/4xxx SS or Minor course #46 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 advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.
3Free electives must be from departments other than Criminal Justice.
4Criminal Justice Core.
5Violence 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 Course (3 credits)

  • CRIM.3270 Violence in America

Violence Option Electives (15 credits)

Choose 5 of the following courses:

  • CRIM.2480 Terrorism
  • CRIM.3260 Hate Crime
  • CRIM.3420 Criminal Profiling
  • CRIM.3430 Forensic Psychology
  • CRIM.3600 Gender, Race, and Crime
  • CRIM.3800 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM.3850 Crime and Mental Illness
  • CRIM.3870 Criminal Mind and Behavior
  • CRIM.3880 Forensic Psychopathology
  • CRIM.4220 Victimology
  • CRIM.4770 Intimate Partner Violence
  • CRIM.4780 Child Maltreatment

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: 10/26/2017