Criminology and criminal justice Courses

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Bachelor of science
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Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required.

Successful completion of the program requires 120 credit hours of course work, which may include transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions.

Courses used to fulfill the social science or state requirements may not be taken from courses in the major. Students may register for 3000-5000 level courses only after completing ENGL 3100 (Advanced Expository Writing). Students may register for 3000-5000 level courses only after prerequisites have been satisfied or after obtaining a signature from the advisor in criminology and criminal justice or consent of the instructor. Criminology majors may not take course numbers 1100, 2260, or 3345 offered through UM-Independent Studies to fulfill degree requirements in the major.

Transfer students

The number of credits you need to take will depend on the type of previous credit earned and the institutions' accreditation and transfer equivalencies. The admissions office will determine your transfer credit once they receive your official transcripts and application. Visit the University of Missouri-St. Louis Course Equivalency site to determine credit equivalencies from courses taken at other institutions.

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The chart below shows the courses offered in this program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-St. Louis be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice