Bachelor of Science in Criminology • West Plains

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The following is a transfer degree plan for a bachelor's degree in criminology. Complete your first two years at Missouri State University - West Plains before transferring to Missouri State University Outreach in West Plains.

Missouri State University - West Plains

Pursue an associate of arts degree while at Missouri State University - West Plains. With the associate of arts degree, you will have met MSU's general education requirements.

Select lower level CRM courses with the assistance of your advisor and they will transfer and fulfill part of your MSU major requirements. Also, meet with a MSU transfer advisor early in your college career to determine other appropriate course work for your academic goals.

Missouri State University

Classes are conveniently offered on the West Plains campus via ITV, through web conferencing technology, and online. Advising is available to answer your questions.

Missouri State Direct Criminology classes are now offered via web conferencing technology allowing you to access LIVE and interactive lectures via your PC or mobile device.

Admission into the criminology program requires you fulfill all prerequisites including CRM 210, CRM 250, CRM 260 and CRM 270.

Core requirements (36 hours) plus CRM electives (9 hours) with West Plains rotation (45).

Course availability and prerequisites are subject to change. Check out the course rotations and consult with your advisor before scheduling your classes.

Fall Year 1

Courses Hours Modality
CRM 320 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) Seated 
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3 Seated 
CRM 365 Criminal Procedure 3 Seated 
Elective 3  
Total hours 12  

Spring Year 1

Courses Hours Modality
CRM 355 Current Issues in Policing 3 Seated 
CRM 380 Criminal Justice Organizations and Management 3 Seated 
CRM upper level elective (Online) 3  
Elective 3  
Total hours 12  

Fall Year 2

Courses Hours Modality
CRM 375 Current Issues in Corrections 3 Seated 
CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3 Online 
CRM 415 Difference and Diversity in Criminology 3  
CRM upper level elective (Online) 3  
Total hours 12  

Spring Year 2

Courses Hours Modality
CRM 598 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) Online 
CRM upper level elective (Online) 3 Online 
Elective 3  
Elective 3  
Total hours 12  

Additional Electives (18 needed)

Courses Hours Modality
MSU Elective 3  
MSU elective 3  
Total hours 6  

Requirements

  • Complete Associates degree with 62 hours including CRM 210, CRM 250, CRM 260, and CRM 270.

  • Complete a total of 125 credit hours (40 hours must be 300 level and above).

  • Complete the requirements for the Criminology Major (45 total credit hours, 36 hours of core requirements plus 9 hours of CRM electives).

  • Complete last 30 credit hours from MSU. 

Resources

Transfer advisement

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