UMPI BA Criminal Justice Degree Plan

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BA Criminal Justice Degree Plan[edit]

Here is a Degree plan for the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) as of approximately July of 2022. Please make sure that the suggestions are still valid before beginning to follow this plan.

Credit to DegreeForum members ss20ts, ashkir, and others for making it possible to plan alt credits for degrees at UMPI.

The alternative credit courses were handpicked using experience from previous students as to what courses will be the easiest and quickest courses to take. In places with multiple courses listed, the first course is assumed to be the fastest/easiest course to take.

Requirements for UMPI[edit]

  • 30 credits worth of courses must be completed with UMPI
  • Students must take most of the UL concentration courses at UMPI.

Tips on Order in Which to Complete Courses[edit]

Start with Unfortunately, Sophia only allows 2 courses open at one time, so do only one course at a time that has touchstones (written assignments). Once done with Sophia, do Instantcert. Finally do

How Long Will It Take To Complete This Degree Once I Finish All the Alterative Credits?[edit]

How long to complete depends on various factors such as experience, time commitment, the efficiency of studying, etc. However, considering you spend at least 20 hours a week on your studies, completing this degree could take 1-2 sessions @ a cost of $1400 tuition per session.

How the General Education Curriculum Works[edit]

The GEC of UMPI is one of the most complex and hardest to understand of any college.

Some key things to keep in mind

  • You need at least one course to meet each objective
  • One course can meet multiple objectives
  • You need 40 unique credit hours worth of courses

Source of Credit[edit]

This degree plan was made using these sources to map out all the alternative credits.

General Education Curriculum Requirements[edit]




Units Value



Course Name Transfer Credit
1A 3 Sophia or CLEP or or UMPI

English 104: College Composition I (UMPI recommended)
1B 3 UMPI or

English 105: College Composition II (UMPI recommended)

(Grading for English Comp II in Sophia takes 2 months which is why it is not recommended)

1C 3 Sophia Communication at Work (recommended)

or Conflict Resolution

1D English Composition I (Duplicate)
2A 3 Sophia Intro to Ethics 3
2B Intro to Ethics (Duplicate)
2C English Composition II (Duplicate)
2D 3 or


Humanities 201: Critical Thinking & Analysis or

HUM 103 - Creative Decision Making

2E 3 Sophia Art History I or

Art History II

3A 3 Sophia College Algebra 3
3B College Algebra (Duplicate)
3C 3 Sophia Human Biology

(Highly recommended you take at Sophia vs UMPI)

3D 3 Sophia Environmental Science 3
3E 1 Sophia Human Biology Lab
4A (Orientation course on YourPace's learning platform is taken for no credit)
4B English Composition II (Duplicate)
4C Intro to Ethics (Duplicate)
5A 3 Sophia Introduction to Sociology 3
5B 3 Sophia US History II (recommended) or

US History I

5C 3 Sophia or

Spanish I

Note: If you are already fluent in a foreign language, you could also take an ACTFL exam. CLEPS are not recommended for beginners unless you already have at least a year of school experience in a foreign language.

5D Intro to Ethics (Duplicate) or Ancient Greek Philosophers
5E 3 Political Science 102: American Government or

Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science

Totals 40 34

Criminal Justice Requirements (Most UL must be taken at UMPI)[edit]

Course Competency

Units Value



Course Name UMPI Credit
CRJ 100: Intro to Criminal Justice 3 Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice 3
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology 3 Sophia Introduction to Sociology 3
CRJ 230: Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3 Criminal Justice 306: Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 225: Criminal Justice Ethics 3
SOC 230: Criminology 3 Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology 3
CRJ 250: Criminal Law 3 Criminal Justice 107: Criminal Law 3
CRJ 332: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 3 Criminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System 3
CRJ 372: Police and Policing 3
CRJ 376: Punishment and Correction 3
CRJ 430: Crime Control Policies 3
SOC 430: Theoretical Criminology 3
PCJ 215: Business Communication 3 Sophia or or UMPI

Communication at Work (duplicate)

(reported filled PCJ 215 requirement)

Communications 120: Presentation Skills in the Workplace

PSY 200: Social Psychology 3 Psychology 104: Social Psychology 3
CRJ 496: Field Experience in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 215: Drug Policy

POS 332: Constitutional Law

CRJ 350: Criminal Procedure

CRJ 377: Restorative Justice and Community Based Corrections

6 UMPI Note: Must take 2 of 4 courses at UMPI for electives
Totals 48 21

General Electives[edit]

Course Competency

Units Value



Course Name UMPI Credit
Whaterver you want 32 Sophia Whatever you want

Note: You can take some Sophia 1cr courses to hit the required credits exactly

Total 32 38

Total Transfer Credit[edit]

Course Competency

Units Value



Course Name UMPI


General Education Requirements 40 34
Criminal Justice Requirements 48 18
General Electives 32 38
Total 120 90

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