Associate of Arts in Criminology

Criminology (AA)

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Criminology is a transfer degree and contains the Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum (Core 42), including specific general education and criminology courses needed to facilitate transfer. This academic guide is based on the 2021-2022 Missouri State University–West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on the degree option taken, remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Written Communications Credit Hours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Writing II: Select three (3) credit hours
  • ENG 210 Writing II: Academic Writing OR
  • ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
Oral Communications Credit Hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Mathematical Sciences Credit Hours
MTH 130 Contemporary Math or higher (Except MTH 197 and MTH 297) 3
Natural Sciences Credit Hours
Select a minimum of seven (7) credit hours of natural science courses, including at least one course with lab component, from the list of approved Natural Sciences Core 42 courses. 7
Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours
CRM 210 American Criminal Justice System 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Select three (3) credit hours from the list of approved Social and Behavioral Science Core 42 courses. 3
Humanities and Fine Art Credit Hours
Select nine (9) credit hours, in at least 2 disciplines, from the list of approved Humanities and Fine Arts Core 42 courses. 9
Additional General Education Credit Hours
Select six (6) credit hours, from the list of approved Core 42 courses. 6
Institutional Requirements Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
IDS 110 Student Success 2

Criminology Requirements

Credit Hours
CRM 220 Criminology 3
CRM 250 Police in American Society 3
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts 3
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections 3
Criminology (AA) Degree Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60