Bachelor of Science in Criminology • West Plains

The following is a transfer degree plan for a bachelor's degree in criminologyComplete 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

Total hours12  
CRM 320 Criminological Theory 3Seated 
CRM 330 Juvenile Justice 3Seated 
CRM 365 Criminal Procedure 3Seated 
Elective 3 

Spring Year 1

Total hours12  
CRM 355 Current Issues in Policing 3Seated 
CRM 380 Criminal Justice Organizations and Management 3Seated 
CRM upper level elective (Online) 3 
Elective 3 

Fall Year 2

Total hours12  
CRM 375 Current Issues in Corrections 3Seated 
CRM 340 Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3Online 
CRM 415 Race, Class, Gender, and Crime 3 
CRM upper level elective (Online) 3 

Spring Year 2

Total hours12  
CRM 598 Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice 3Online 
CRM upper level elective (Online) 3Online 
Elective 3 
Elective 3 

Additional Electives (18 needed)

Total hours6  
MSU Elective 3 
MSU elective 3 


  • 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. 


Transfer advisement