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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - ST LOUIS TRANSFER DEGREE GUIDE

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									             BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                              ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

                           UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – ST. LOUIS
                           & SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
                                TRANSFER DEGREE GUIDE
         This Guide is intended for the use of students who plan on transferring from Southwestern Illinois
College with a completed Associate in Arts to the University of Missouri – St. Louis to pursue a Bachelor of
Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice. Please read this document in its entirety as all information given is
critical to the completion of this degree. Also, this guide is intended for use under advisement of a SWIC
Academic Advisor or UMSL Transfer Coordinator and is not considered to be substitution of such advisement.

Why Complete an Associate in Arts Degree
        The Associate in Arts at the Southwestern Illinois College offers a structured path towards completing
the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri -
St. Louis while still allowing the student the flexibility to maximize the compatibility between these two
programs. As well, there are specific benefits to completing an Associate in Arts in regards to the transfer of a
student’s credit.
        Without the completion of an Associate in Arts degree, a student transferring to the University of
Missouri – St. Louis may transfer a maximum of 60 credit hours from two-year degree granting intuitions.
Those that do complete the degree will have all of the transferable hours of that program honored. As well, all
courses that are transferable and satisfy degree requirements of their declared program at UMSL will also
transfer. The combination of these two benefits can take the student beyond the 60 transferable hour limit.
        Completion of the SWIC 44-hour General Education program within the Associate in Arts degree
automatically satisfies completion of the UMSL 42-hour General Education program. Despite discrepancies in
these two programs, they both meet Missouri state standards and, therefore, UMSL accepts the SWIC program
as satisfactory completion of a student’s General Education, which is a requirement for all Bachelor degrees
offered at UMSL.
        So, with completion of an Associate in Arts degree through the Southwestern Illinois College, transfer
students are guaranteed to begin at UMSL as a Junior and will predominantly have only their degree
coursework left to pursue. Also, after two years of collegiate study towards the Associate in Arts, the student
has a completed degree in hand, demonstrating a dedicated approach to their future educational goals.

How to Use this Guide
       The first half of this Guide lists the requirements of the Southwestern Illinois College’s Associate in
Arts degree program. Some of these requirements have been made more specific to reflect possible
compatibility between this program and the Bachelors program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Students should only use this portion of the Guide under advisement of a Southwestern Illinois College advisor
to guarantee Associates degree completion.
       In this Associates degree portion, the requirements of the degree are listed on the left. To the right of
these requirements may be listed an equivalent UMSL course or degree requirement also satisfied.
       The remainder of this Guide discusses the requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Criminology &
Criminal Justice degree program at USML. Prospective students are highly encouraged to contact the University
of Missouri – St. Louis Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at (314) 516-5031 as soon as they have
made the decision to pursue this degree with UMSL to discuss the program in more detail.
       On the right throughout this section are Southwestern Illinois College courses or blank spaces
corresponding to specific course requirements of this Bachelors degree listed on the left. SWIC courses listed


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            BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                             ASSOCIATE IN ARTS
are the direct equivalents of the UMSL courses and will have already appeared above within the Associates
degree requirements. Any blank spaces may be filled in with coursework from other institutions.
        This Guide will then give a prospective student an idea of what of this degree they have completed
and/or what of this degree they can complete as part of an Associate in Arts at SWIC. Numbers listed in
parentheses after specific course titles on this Guide reflect the number of credit hours earned by completion
of that course.

If portions of this document are being completed and released to a prospective student as part of a pre-
evaluation of the transfer of their coursework, then it is considered to be unofficial and is subject to
change upon that student’s admission to the University of Missouri – St. Louis.



The Southwestern Illinois College Associate in Arts
        Students pursuing an Associate in Arts at SWIC must complete the following requirements. Further
details of this degree program, as well as comprehensive lists of courses that satisfy each General Education
component may be found within the Southwestern Illinois College course catalog or may be obtained at any
SWIC Advising Office. For more information or assistance with Associates degree programs, please contact the
Advising Office of your main campus of attendance.


 General Education                                                                  44 Hours Required
 Communications Courses (9 credit hours):
       ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (3)                       Associates Degree Completion
       ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (3)                      Freshman Composition Requirement
       SPCH 151 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)               COMM 1040 Intro to Public Speaking (3)
 One of the Humanities or Social/Behavioral Courses below must be selected to fulfill the SWIC Human
  Relations Requirement. Please select one of the following Human Relations courses to fulfill a below
  requirement to guarantee that it will also satisfy the UMSL American History & Government Requirement:
      HIST 180 U.S. History to 1865 (3)
      HIST 181 U.S. History, 1865 to the Present (3)
      POLS 150 Introduction to American Government (3)
 One of the Humanities or Social/Behavioral Courses below must be selected to fulfill the SWIC Non-Western
  Culture Requirement. Please select one of the following Non-Western Culture courses to fulfill a below
  requirement to guarantee that it will also satisfy the UMSL Cultural Diversity Requirement:
      ANTH 150 Cultural Anthropology (3)
      ART 103 Survey of Non-Western Art (3)
      HIST 115 Mid-East History (3)
      HIST 117 African History (3)
      LIT 205 Literature of Developing Non-Western Countries (3)
      MUS 110 World Music (3)
      PHIL 155 Non-Western Philosophy (3)
 General Humanities Course (3 credit hours)                       General Education Program
 Humanities - Fine Arts Course (3 credit hours)                   General Education Program
 Additional General Humanities/Fine Arts Course (3 credit         General Education Program
  hours)
 Social Science Course (3 credit hours)                           General Education Program
 Behavioral Science Course (3 credit hours)                       General Education Program
 Additional Social/Behavioral Science Course (3 credit hours)     General Education Program


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                             ASSOCIATE IN ARTS
 Additional Humanities or Social/Behavioral Course (3 credit          General Education Program
  hours)
 Mathematics Course (4 credit hours) - Select a course from           General Education Program and
  MATH 111 Liberal Arts Mathematics (4) or higher to                   Mathematics Skills Requirement
  guarantee that it will satisfy the UMSL Mathematics Skills
  Requirement.
 Life Science Course (4 credit hours)                                  General Education Program
 Physical Science Course (4 credit hours)                              General Education Program
 Human Well Being Courses (2 credit hours) - Select one course       from the following:
      HLTH 152 First Aid-Medical Self Help (2)                          PHY ED 1124 First Aid & Resuscitation (1)
      HRO 150 Fundamentals of Nutrition (2)                             HOME EC 1110 Nutrition in Health (3)

 Electives                                                                               20 Hours Required
       After completion of the General Education component, Associate in Arts students must also complete a
number of elective hours to reach 64 total hours. The following listed SWIC courses include those that are
required for degree completion and others that are recommended and applicable to requirements of UMSL’s
Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice. If remaining hours are still needed, a student may
choose any course, though it is recommended that the student only select transferable coursework under
advisement of SWIC Academic Advisor or UMSL Transfer Coordinator.
 ED 101 College Success Strategies (1)                          Non-Applicable
 ED 110 Personal/Career Development (1)                         Non-Applicable
 AOJ 100 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)          CRIMIN 1100 Intro.to Crim.& Crim. Just.(3)
 AOJ 156 Issues in Criminal Justice (3)                         CRIMIN 2130 Criminal Justice Policy (3)
 AOJ 160 Criminology (3)                                        CRIMIN 1110 Theories of Crime (3)
 AOJ 203 Criminal Law & Administration of Justice (3)           CRIMIN 1120 Criminal Law (3)
 AOJ 204 Constitutional Law for Police (3)                      CRIMIN 3345 Rights of the Offender (3)
 One course selected from the following:
       AOJ 103 Introduction to Corrections (3)                   CRIMIN 2260 Corrections (3)
       AOJ 105 Police Administration (3)                         CRIMIN 2240 Policing (3)




The University of Missouri – St. Louis Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal
Justice
        The following are the requirements for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Criminology &
Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The UMSL 42 hour General Education Program, which
is a requirement for this degree, has already been satisfied through completion of the Associate in Arts
program. As well, unless otherwise noted, this Associate in Arts program, as it is detailed above, also accounts
for satisfaction of the UMSL Mathematics Skills, American History & Government, Cultural Diversity, and
Foreign Language requirements.


 Advanced Expository Writing                                                              3 Hours Required
 All UMSL students must complete ENGL 3100 Advanced Expository Writing or an equivalent UMSL course
  specified by the student’s degree area with a grade of C- or above. This requirement must be satisfied in
  residence at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.



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            BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                             ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

 Criminology & Criminal Justice Coursework                                          36 Hours Required
        UMSL students pursuing Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice must complete the
following list of requirements:
 CRIMIN 1100 Intro. to Criminology & Criminal Justice (3)        AOJ 100 Intro. to Administrat.of Justice (3)
 CRIMIN 1110 Theories of Crime (3)                               AOJ 160 Criminology (3)
 CRIMIN 1120 Criminal Law (3)                                    AOJ 203 Criminal Law & Adm.of Justice (3)
 CRIMIN 2130 Criminal Justice Policy (3)                         AOJ 156 Issues in Criminal Justice (3)
 CRIMIN 2210 Research Methods in Criminology & Criminal
    Justice (3)
 CRIMIN 2220 Statistical Analysis in Criminology & Criminal
    Justice (3)
 CRIMIN 4390 Seminar in Criminology & Criminal Justice (3)
 One course selected from the following list:
        CRIMIN 3305 Comparative Criminology & Criminal
        Justice (3)
        CRIMIN 4330 Violence Against Women (3)
        CRIMIN 4325 Gender, Crime, & Justice (3)
        CRIMIN 4340 Race, Crime, & Justice (3)
 One course selected from following list:
        CRIMIN 2240 Policing (3)                                  AOJ 105 Police Administration (3)
        CRIMIN 2250 The Courts (3)
        CRIMIN 2260 Corrections (3)                               AOJ 103 Introduction to Corrections (3)
 Three courses at the 3000 level or above selected from the following list:
         CRIMIN 3043 History of Crime & Justice (3)
         CRIMIN 3230 Crime Prevention (3)
         CRIMIN 3270 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency (3)
         CRIMIN 3305 Comparative Criminology & Criminal
            Justice (3)
         CRIMIN 3310 Computers in Criminal Justice (3)
         CRIMIN 3320 The Death Penalty (3)
         CRIMIN 3330 White Collar Crime (3)
         CRIMIN 3345 Rights of the Offender (3)                  AOJ 204 Constitutional Law for Police (3)
         CRIMIN 4300 Communities & Crime (3)
         CRIMIN 4320 Forms of Criminal Behavior (3)
         CRIMIN 4325 Gender, Crime, & Justice (3)
         CRIMIN 4330 Violence Against Women (3)
         CRIMIN 4335 Probation & Parole (3)
         CRIMIN 4340 Race, Crime, & Justice (3)
         CRIMIN 4350 Victimology (3)
         CRIMIN 4380 Special Topics in Criminology &
            Criminal Justice (3)




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                             ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

 Graduation Hours                                                                     48 Hours Required
 To graduate, all UMSL students must complete a minimum              11 hours of Associates Coursework used
  of 120 college-level credit hours. This total would include all
  hours listed above as required to complete the selected
  major. After all necessary degree requirements are satisfied,
  a student must complete elective hours to reach the 120
  hour total. The specific number of elective hours needed to
  complete this degree is listed with the heading of this
  section. Coursework listed to the right is that which has
  been completed by the student and will fulfill a portion of
  this elective hour group.

Degree Totals
        The following chart is a breakdown of the credit hour requirements of each of the sections of this
degree. The number of hours required for each section is listed. The remaining spaces may be filled in to show
the total amount of hours for each section that are currently satisfied by the student and how many hours still
remain to be completed.
                                                                   Possible to
                                                 Required      Complete at SWIC      Completed Remaining
                   General Education Program         33              Satisfied
                  Advanced Expository Writing         3                  0
   Criminology & Criminal Justice Coursework         36                 18
  Elective Hours to Complete 120 Total Hours         48                 11
                                         Total      120                 62

Academic Residency
       Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice degree with the University of
Missouri – St. Louis must complete 30 of their final 36 hours in residency at UMSL. As well, 18 hours of graded
coursework in Criminology & Criminal Justice must be completed at UMSL.

Transfer Credit Maximum
         A student transferring to the University of Missouri – St. Louis may transfer a maximum of 60 credit
hours from two-year degree granting intuitions. If a student has more than 60 transferable credit hours at the
time of transfer, the 60 hours that are most useful to their declared major will be taken. Any coursework
beyond the 60 maximum will not transfer. Completion of the Associate in Arts program at the Southwestern
Illinois College allows a student to go beyond this maximum, as discussed above.

Other Academic Policies Concerning this Degree
 To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice degree, students must have a
  minimum UMSL campus grade point average of 2.0.
 Courses completed with a grade below a C- will not satisfy Criminology & Criminal Justice coursework
  requirements, related area requirements, emphasis area requirements, prerequisite satisfaction or other
  above requirements where stated.
 Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice degree must complete 45 hours
  at the 2000 level or higher to graduate.




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                              ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

Explanation of the Transfer of Credit
         The University of Missouri – St. Louis will consider all college-level coursework for transferability
coming from institutions that meet national accreditation levels established by the CBHE. Decisions on the
transferability and course equivalency of each course are made by the corresponding academic College at
UMSL. There are many factors that are considered when determining how coursework transfers.
Predominantly, the University is looking for equivalency, or similarity of the information taught, between the
course completed at the original institution and a course offered here at UMSL. A course may be given one of
four determinations at the time of transfer:
 Direct Equivalency: Full credit is given towards an UMSL course for the number of hours completed at the
     original institution. All degree requirements that would normally be fulfilled by the equivalent UMSL course
     are satisfied by the transferred course.
 Approved Elective: The credit hour amount of the course is honored, however, the course is determined
     to not have an equivalent offering within the UMSL curriculum. Credit hours transferred as Approved
     Electives will not satisfy specific portions of degree requirements, but can be used towards the 120 total
     hours required for graduation. Some degree programs may or may not require further elective hours to
     complete a 120 total. Approved Electives can satisfy the American History & Government and Cultural
     Diversity requirements if so designated by UMSL and can also be considered “upper level” if further
     coursework is needed at the 2000 level or above.
 Non-Applicable: This credit does not have an equivalent course offered at UMSL and will not be honored
     as elective hours earned and therefore fulfills no degree requirements. Technically, this coursework is still
     considered “transferable” by UMSL when determining a student’s admission, just not useable for satisfying
     degree requirements. For Education Majors, courses typically deemed Non-Applicable for other degree
     programs may be considered as Approved Electives. Non-Applicable courses are also sometimes referred
     to as Free Electives.
 Nontransferable: Lastly, Nontransferable coursework will not satisfy any degree requirements and will not
     be considered when determining a student’s admissibility to UMSL.
         Because the transfer student population of UMSL is such a significant portion of the student body, the
University tries to be as accepting as is reasonable in regards to the transfer of credit. Most often, coursework
that is determined to be nontransferable is designated as such because the credit is in an academic area that
is not offered at UMSL.
         If a student is not satisfied with the decision regarding the awarding of transfer credit, he/she should
contact the associate dean or dean of their respective academic unit. The student shall provide the following
information; a statement detailing the rationale for the appeal, a syllabus of the course for which the student
would like credit, and a copy of the external credit evaluation form (if available). Once reviewed, the student
will be informed in writing of the appeal decision.

        The University of Missouri – St. Louis adheres to the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education
(CBHE) Articulation Agreement. This agreement among public institutions within the state of Missouri governs
transfer of credit to UMSL from colleges and universities within the state of Missouri.



For any questions regarding this guide please contact the Center for Student Success and Transfer Services at
(314) 516-5162.




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