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Criminal Justice Administration

The following is a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Block and the Associate in Arts Degree requirements here at North Central Missouri College as well as the requirements for the criminal justice administration program at Missouri Southern State University.  This guide is valid ONLY for those seeking the General Education Block or an Associate in Arts Degree.



NCMC General Education Core Curriculum-42 semester hours

Communications                                                                                                   9 Credits

EN 101 English I and

EN 102 English II and

SP 175 Speech


Mathematics                                                                                                          3 Credits

MT 122 College Algebra or MT 125 Elementary Statistics

Humanities and Fine Arts                                                                                     9 Credits

Choose three courses, one course from three of the four categories:


EN 252 World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

EN 261 American Literature Before 1865

EN 262American Literature After 1865


Humanities/Cultural Studies:

HU 110 Humanities: Pre-Renaissance

HU 111 Humanities: Renaissance to Present

HI 101 Western Civilization to 1700

HI 102 Western Civilization since 1700


Fine Arts:

AR 104 Art Appreciation

MU 109 Music Appreciation

TH111 Introduction to Theatre


Foreign Language/Philosophy:

FL 100 Elementary Spanish I

FL 101 Elementary Spanish II

FL 110 Elementary German I

FL 155 American Sign Language I

PH 101 Ethics

PH 102 Introduction to Philosophy

RL 101 Introduction to Religion


Social Sciences                                                                                                     9 Credits

PL 216 National Government or HI 103 American History to 1877 and

EC 252 Microeconomics or EC 253 Macroeconomics and

Choose one: PY 121 General Psychology, SO 107 General Sociology, GE 106 Introduction to World, Geography, HI 104 American History since 1877, etc.


Life and Physical Sciences                                                                                  9 Credits

Choose one course from Life Sciences and one course from Physical Sciences.

Biological Sciences

BI 100 General Biology

BI 101 General Botany

BI 103 General Zoology


Physical Sciences

CH 107 Introduction to Chemistry

CH 110 General Chemistry I

PS 101 Introduction to the Physical Sciences

PS 108 Introduction to Physics

PS 185 College Physics I


Managing Information                                                                                          3 Credits

BT 160 Microcomputer Applications I

General Education       42 Credits

Health and Physical Education                                                                           3 Credits

PE 105 Health Education

PE Activity Course


Military experience accepted with proper documentation for activity courses

Major Field Requirements                                                                                  17 Credits

CJ 118 Procedural Law

CJ 126 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ 140 Criminal Investigations

CJ 170 Introduction to Juvenile Law

CJ 235 Criminal Law

CJ 245 Police Report Writing

CJ 239 Police Organization & Management 



Associate of Arts Degree    62 Total Credits


Criminal Justice Administration

General electives selected with adviser approval must include sufficient Upper Division courses (courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level) to complete university requirements for a minimum 40 upper-division hours. A minor is highly recommended.

For additional information contact:

Criminal Justice Administration Department

Dr. Mike Hulderman

Office: Justice Center 113

Phone: 417.625.9684




Rev. 4/14