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Criminal Justice Articulated Coursework with MSU-Northern

Articulated coursework in Criminal Justice is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice at Montana State University - Northern.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $6,835
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $105
Books/Supplies $2,046
Total $9,017

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

Montana University System Core Courses - 32 Semester Hours

Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)

WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3

Mathematics - 3 Credits

M 121College Algebra **,+3

Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits

CRWR 240Intro Creative Writing Wrkshp +3
LIT 110Intro to Lit +3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy +3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics +3
WGSS 242Gender and Equality +3
Fine Arts
ARTH 160Global Visual Culture +3
ARTZ 101Art Fundamentals +3
ARTZ 105Visual Language-Drawing +3
MUSI 101Enjoyment of Music +3
MUSI 103Fundamntls of Musical Creation +3
MUSI 203American Popular Music +3
MUSI 207World Music (equiv to 307) +3

Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)

Select one of the following:
BIOB 101Discover Biology/Lab **,+4
CHMY 101Discover Chemistry +3
Select one of the following:
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab +4
PHSX 105Fund of Physical Science w/Lab +4

Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits

PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology +3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology +3

Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits

NASX 204Intro to NA Beliefs & Philsphy (N) +3
NASX 232MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) (N) +3
SPNS 101Elementary Spanish I +4

Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits

Courses with an “N” behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +

Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits

CAPP 131Basic MS Office +3
OR a satisfactory Computer Skills test score.

 Criminal Justice Coursework - 9 Credits

CJUS 121Intro to Criminal Justice +3
PSCI 210Intro to American Government +3
PSYX 240Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology *,+3

Approved Elective - 2 Credits

CJUS 125Fund of Forensic Science +2

Please see your advisor in regard to elective credits that will transfer to an applicable major and/or minor at MSU-Northern.


Outline For Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from MSU-Northern

The articulated coursework in Criminal Justice is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree from MSU-Northern.

CJUS 220Intro to Corrections3
CJUS 230Police Org and Behavior3
CJUS 325American Criminal Law3
CJUS 330Administration of Juvenile Justice3
CJUS 335Victimology3
CJUS 427Deviance and Social Control3
CJUS 498Criminal Justice Coop6
COMX 412Communication and Conflict3
PSCI 260 Intro to State and Local Government3
SOCI 311Criminology3
SOCI 433Addiction Studies3
Minor and Electives (18 of these credits must be 300 level or higher)39


Minors/Concentrations/Electives to be determined by the student in consultation with their advisor in MSU-Northern according to the University’s current catalog/program sheet. Students with additional prior coursework not strictly identified in this articulation agreement that they believe may apply towards the Minors/Concentrations/Electives may contact the Dean of the College of Education, Arts, Sciences & Nursing, or his/her designee, at MSU-Northern to ascertain the course(s) acceptability of satisfying a portion of this requirement.