Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Criminology

Major(s)

Criminology (Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (45 hours)
    1. Required Lower Division Core (12 hours): CRM 210(3), 250(3), 260(3), 270(3). All must be completed before enrolling in required courses at the 300 level and above.
    2. Required Upper Division Core (24 hours): CRM 320(3), 330(3), 340(3), 345(3), 365(3), 380(3), 598(3); and either CRM 355(3) or 375(3).
    3. Complete 9 additional hours in CRM courses numbered 300 and above.
      1. Can take either CRM 355 or 375 for elective credit if not taken as a required course.
      2. Can take multiple 1 hour CRM courses at the 300 level to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement.
      3. Can take 3 hours of CRM 490 to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement. Additional CRM 490 hours may be taken, but cannot be counted towards the upper division CRM electives requirement.
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CRM 598(3).

  3. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Criminology (Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (45 hours)
    1. Required Lower Division Core (12 hours): CRM 210(3), 250(3), 260(3), 270(3). All must be completed before enrolling in required courses at the 300 level and above.
    2. Required Upper Division Core (24 hours): CRM 320(3), 330(3), 340(3), 345(3), 365(3), 380(3), 598(3); and either CRM 355(3) or 375(3).
    3. Complete 9 additional hours in CRM courses numbered 300 and above.
      1. Can take either CRM 355 or 375 for elective credit if not taken as a required course.
      2. Can take multiple 1 hour CRM courses at the 300 level to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement.
      3. Can take 3 hours of CRM 490 to partially satisfy the 9 hours of elective courses requirement. Additional CRM 490 hours may be taken, but cannot be counted towards the upper division CRM electives requirement.
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CRM 598(3)

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Criminology

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. Required (12 hours): CRM 210(3), 250(3), 260(3), 270(3). All must be completed before enrolling in required courses at the 300 level and above.

  2. Required (6 hours): CRM 320(3); and any CRM course numbered 300 and above.

Accelerated master's degree in criminology and criminal justice

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate majors in Criminology may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Criminology and Criminal Justice program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. This option allows a student to take up to 12 hours of graduate credit counting toward both the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). However, only six of these hours may count as electives in the criminology undergraduate program, with the remaining six hours counting as free electives toward the 125 credit hours required for the undergraduate degree.  

If accepted, it is possible for a student to earn the MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice by taking an additional two semesters and one summer beyond the completion of the bachelor's degree, accumulating 143 total credit hours as opposed to the 155 required for students not in the accelerated program, assuming the student selects the thesis option. If the student elects the non-thesis option, they must complete at least 149 total hours as opposed to the 161 required for students not in the accelerated program. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.