A graduate degree is becoming a necessity for many occupations within the criminal justice system. The integrated program helps students obtain both degrees in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

The purpose of the dual bachelor and master of science program in criminal justice is to provide high achieving students the option of an accelerated program. Students earn both degrees in 5 years. Consistent with other integrated programs, this program includes 3 years of undergraduate study and 2 years of graduate study.

Undergraduate Admission and Continuation Requirements
  • High School Graduates
  • A GPA of 3.25 on all high school work
  • No math or English deficiencies
  • A one to two page statement explaining the student’s interest in a particular field of study and reasons for entering an integrated program
  • Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers/counselors attesting to the student’s maturity and suitability for an integrated program
  • Continuing/transferred Students
  • A GPA of 3.0 on all prior university work
  • A one to two page statement explaining the student’s interest in a particular field of study and reasons for entering an integrated program
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the student’s maturity and suitability for an integrated program
  • Send personal statement and letters to Mary Russell at russelme@uwm.edu

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

Sample Course of Study Covering 10 Full-Time Semesters
This is only one model of selecting courses for a five-year sequence to degree requirements. This chart is not intended to be a guide for the selection of specific courses or to substitute for academic advising. For suggestions about specific courses and other schedule options, students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisors.
  • Year 1
    Semester I
    CRM JST 105 1 cr
    English 102 3 cr
    Math 103 or 105 3 cr
    Social Science Concentration 3 cr
    U.S. History 151 3 cr
    Humanities 3 cr
    16 credits

    TOTAL 34 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 110 3 cr
    COM 103 3 cr
    Social Science Concentration 3 cr
    Social Science Combination 3 cr
    U.S. History 152 3 cr
    Arts 3 cr
    18 credits
  • Year 2
    Semester I
    CRM JST 273 3 cr
    CRM JST 305 3 cr
    Humanities/OWCB 3 cr
    Social Science Combination 3 cr
    Natural Science Lab 3 cr
    15 credits

    TOTAL 33 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 271 3 cr
    CRM JST 275 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    Natural Science 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    Social Science Concentration 3 cr
    18 credits
  • Year 3
    Semester I
    CRM JST 662 3 cr
    Social Science Combination 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    Humanities/QLB 3 cr
    Social Science Concentration 300+ 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    Apply for Graduate Program in Year 3, Semester I
    18 credits

    TOTAL 33 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 663 3 cr
    General Elective 3 cr
    CRM JST 370, 380, 410, OR 671 3 cr
    Social Science Combination 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    TOTAL 15 credits
  • Graduate School – Year 1
    Semester I
    CRM JST 756 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    Social Science Concentration 300+ 3 cr
    9 credits

    TOTAL 18 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 773 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    9 credits
  • Graduate School – Year 2
    Semester I
    CRM JST 713 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective; Can be used as independent reading for thesis/essay option 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    9 credits

    TOTAL 18 credits

     

    Program TOTAL 136 credits

    Semester II
    CRM JST 743 3 cr
    CRM JST 920 or Completion of Essay 3 cr
    CRM JST Elective 3 cr
    9 credits

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  • Criminal Justice Department
    Enderis Hall, Room 1110
    (414) 229-4852
    hbssw@uwm.edu

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  • This is the perfect class to gauge your interest in the criminal justice major.
  • Criminal Justice 110 has no prerequisites and fulfills a GER.

Thinking about majoring in criminal justice? Here’s information to help you decide.