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					                                                                       Un i versity of Missouri -St. Louis
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be obtained from:
UM-St. Louis Admissions Office
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                                                                       Criminology &
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400
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                                                                       Criminal Justice
               Why UMSL?                                                 Undergraduate Studies
               Why study criminology and criminal justice at             Degrees and Areas of Concentration
               UM-St. Louis? Among the many reasons (small               The Department offers courses leading to the
               classes, rich and relevant curriculum, internship         bachelor of science, master of arts, and Ph.D.
               opportunities, strong preparation for a variety of        degrees in criminology and criminal justice.
               fields), perhaps the most important is the quality of
               the faculty. The department’s faculty are not only        Faculty
               dedicated teachers but highly accomplished
                                                                         Criminology and criminal justice faculty represent
               research scholars. Here you will learn from profes-
                                                                         several academic disciplines. By integrating practice
               sors who are on the frontiers of knowledge in the
                                                                         with theory, faculty are able to present a compre-
               field. You will have the opportunity to “look over
                                                                         hensive picture of crime and the justice system. An
               their shoulder” as your faculty pursue new research
                                                                         emphasis on understanding the theoretical founda-
               ideas, evaluate criminal justice interventions, and
                                                                         tions which underlie human behavior and the insti-
               help develop innovative new programs. If you are
                                                                         tutions of justice characterizes the departmental
               interested in learning about the very latest research
                                                                         orientation. Faculty research and publications also
               findings in criminology and criminal justice, from
                                                                         reflect this concern with an understanding of both
               some of the top scholars in the field, then UM-St.
                                                                         the underlying theoretical foundations and their
               Louis is the place for you.
                                                                         application. This nexus of theory and application
                                                                         is found most directly in the Department’s empha-
                                                                         sis on understanding policy in criminology and
               Career Outlook                                            criminal justice. All components of crime and jus-
                                                                         tice are represented in the curriculum including
               The orientation of the criminology and criminal
                                                                         criminal behavior, delinquency, crime prevention,
               justice faculty and of the degree program prepare
                                                                         arrest, prosecution, defense, court processing, pro-
               the graduate to work professionally for local, state,
                                                                         bation, prison, and parole. A special feature of the
               and federal agencies concerned with maintaining
                                                                         program is the cadre of local professionals who
               public safety by the prevention, apprehension, and
                                                                         supplement the regular faculty. Merging theory
               rehabilitation of offenders. The B.S. in c riminology
                                                                         with practice is a daily routine for supplemental
               and criminal justice is also advantageous for careers
                                                                         faculty members. Full-time faculty members pro-
               with various social agencies, especially those con-
                                                                         vide course work that forms the sound basis of a
               nected with the juvenile court system, probation
                                                                         liberal arts education.
               and parole and local police. Many students use the
               B.S. in criminology and criminal justice as prepara-      Internships
               tion for law school. The B.S. in Criminology and
               Criminal Justice also provides excellent preparation      Majors are encouraged to participate in
               for graduate school in a variety of fields.               Criminology and Criminal Justice 3280 during
                                                                         their junior or senior year. The internship affords
               The interdisciplinary curricula unify a body of           students the opportunity to gain experience in a
               knowledge from criminology, social science, law,          criminal justice agency under the joint supervision
               public administration and corrections, giving a           of agency personnel and criminology and criminal
               unique preparation and providing the student with         justice faculty.
               an understanding of the assumptions, values, and
               processes of the system of justice. An internship         Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice
               program is offered for college credit. The liaison,       The minor gives formal recognition to those
               supervision, and experience with public agencies          students from other major areas who find that
               which form an integral part of this program help          criminology and criminal justice courses fit their
               the student arrive at a career decision.                  academic or professional needs and/or interests.
General Education Requirements                                  1110, Theories of Crime
                                                                1120, Criminal Law
Majors must satisfy the University and College general          1130, Criminal Justice Policy
education requirements. Foreign language proficiency is         2210, Research Methods in Criminology and
not required, although students are encouraged to take             Criminal Justice
foreign language courses. Majors may not take the follow-       2220, Statistical Analysis in Criminology and
ing courses on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis:                Criminal Justice
Criminology and Criminal Justice courses; Sociology             4390, Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220, Quantitative T  echniques in Sociology; or
Sociology 2230, Research Methods. Additionally, substitu-       One of the following courses in Criminology and
tions which have been approved by departmental advisers         Criminal Justice:
for these courses may not be taken on                           3305, Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice
a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.                            3325, Violence Against Women
                                                                4325, Gender, Crime and Justice
After fulfilling the general education and specific major       4340, Race, Crime, and Justice
degree requirements, students are to take the remaining
hours required to complete the B.S. degree from courses         Two courses from the following four:
which the appropriate department has evaluated as being         2230, Crime Prevention
of university-level quality from one or more of the follow-     2240, Policing
ing areas or their university-quality equivalents at other      2260, Corrections
institutions: anthropology/archaeology, art (appreciation,      2270, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
history, studio), biology, chemistry, communication, crim-
inology and criminal justice, economics, English, foreign       Two additional courses at the 3000-, 4000-, or
languages/literatures, history, mathematics/computer            5000-level:
science, music (appreciation, history, performance),            3043, History of Crime and Justice
philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, social      3305, Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice
work, sociology, business, education, engineering, and          3310, Computers in Criminal Justice
interdisciplinary. The Criminology and Criminal Justice         3320, The Death Penalty
Department may require students to pass a placement test        3325, Violence Against Women
in order to enroll in the next level course, provided this or   3330, White Collar Crime
an equivalent test is administered to all students seeking to   3345, Rights of the Offender
enroll in that course.                                          4300, Communities and Crime
                                                                4320, Forms of Criminal Behavior
                                                                4325, Gender, Crime and Justice
Degree Requirements                                             4335, Probation and Parole
                                                                4340, Race, Crime, and Justice
Bachelor of Science in Criminology and
                                                                4350, Victimology
Criminal Justice                                                4380, Special Topics in Criminology and
Students may register for 3000-5000-level courses only             Criminal Justice
after completing Eng 3100 (Advanced Expository                  4487, Philosophy of Law
Writing).                                                       5515, Ethics in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Students may register for 3000-5000-level courses only          Elective Courses
after obtaining a signature from the adviser in criminology     1150, Violence in America
and criminal justice. All prerequisites must be satisfied       1990, The City
prior to enrolling in a course.                                 2180, Alcohol, Drugs and Society
CCJ majors may not take course numbers 1100, 2260, or           2227, Urban Law: Poverty and the Justice System
3345 offered through UM-Independent Studies to fulfill          2251, Youth Gangs
degree requirements in the major.                               2265, Capital Punishment
                                                                3280, Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of science in criminology and criminal justice         3290, Special Readings
candidates must complete the core curriculum listed
below:                                                          Requirements for the Minor
Core Curriculum                                                 The minor has been designed to ground students in the
The following courses in Criminology and Criminal               basics of criminology and criminal justice.
Justice are required:
                                                                All minor candidates must take:
1100, Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
                                                                1100, Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
The candidates must then select from two of the
following three courses:
1110, Theories of Crime
1120, Criminal Law
1130, Criminal Justice Policy

Candidates must then complete 6 hours of criminology
and criminal justice course work at the 2000-level or
above.

Candidates must also have a cumulative grade point aver-
age of 2.0 or better in the minor. None of the courses may
be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (s/u) basis.


Additional information may be obtained from:
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One University Boulevard
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(314) 516-5451
Toll-free in MO and IL 618 area code:
1-888-GO-2-UMSL
Career Services: (314) 516-5111
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department: 516-5031
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