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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Police Option - 2022

Sample Degree Pathway for Criminal Justice - Police Option

For students who entered fall 2022 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
CRIM.1010The Criminal Justice System (DCA)3
CRIM.2210Criminology3
FAHS.1090First Year Experience Seminar11
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15/16
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
CRIM.1410Introduction to Policing3
CRIM.1510Introduction to Corrections3
MATH.2830Introduction to Statistics (MATH), (QL)3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)3/4

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15/16
CRIM.2010Systemic Issues in Criminal Justice3
CRIM.2340Criminal Law3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)3/4
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
CRIM.2800Criminal Justice Ethics3
xxxx.xxxxCriminal Justice/Social Sciences/Minor Elective3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CRIM.3470Police Innovations3
CRIM.3900Criminal Justice Research Methods (IL), (SRE)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)3
xxxx.xxxxCriminal Justice/Social Sciences/Minor Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
CRIM.2330Criminal Procedure3
CRIM.3730Contemporary Issues in Policing3
CRIM.3950Statistics in Criminal Justice3
CRIM.3970Crime Mapping3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
CRIM.3600Gender, Race, & Crime3
CRIM.3980Criminal Justice Data Analysis3
xxxx.3/4xxxCriminal Justice/Minor Elective3
xxxx.3/4xxxSocial Sciences/Minor Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
CRIM.4890Capstone Seminar in Criminology & Criminal Justice (WOC), (CTPS), (AIL)3
xxxx.3/4xxxCriminal Justice/Minor Elective3
xxxx.3/4xxxSocial Sciences/Minor Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective23
Total15

Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for all entering freshmen; not required for those who transfer to UMass Lowell or into the Criminal Justice major.

2Free electives must be from departments other than Criminal Justice.

Notes:

  • Criminal Justice majors must maintain a 2.5 Criminal Justice GPA to remain in the major and an overall GPA of 2.2.
  • Criminal Justice majors need a minimum of 36 credits and cannot exceed 60 credits in Criminal Justice

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty adviser to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

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: 7/27/2021