Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminal Justice
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistical Mthods in Practice
Psychological Statistics
Statistical Methds in Practice
Foreign Language 114
Criminal Justice Major Core
CRIJ 2361Intro To The Crim Justice Sys 23
CRIJ 2362Criminology 33
CRIJ 2364Fundamentals Of Criminal Law 43
CRIJ 2365Correctional Sys & Practice 43
CRIJ 2367Police Systems & Practices 43
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research 53
CRIJ 4385Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty (Must be taken after CRIJ 3378) 63
VCST 3350Victimology 63
Criminal Justice Major Electives
CRIJ Advanced Electives21
General Electives19
General Electives (Advanced)3
Minor (not required)
Total Hours120-121

Notes

Forty-two semester hours of advanced coursework (3000 or 4000 level) are the absolute minimum. Minimum number of semester hours in residence: 30 semester hours of which 24 must be advanced.

Use general electives to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX1Component Area II 53
CRIJ 236113CRIJ 236263
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
POLS 230543POLS 230643
 13 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
CRIJ 236473Component Area V3
CRIJ 236573CRIJ 236773
General Electives (3000/4000)3WOLC 141284
WOLC 141184 
 17 14
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6
CRIJ 337893General Electives3
ENGL 3330103General Electives (3000/4000)3
WOLC 231183WOLC 231283
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CRIJ 4385113CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)3
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6General Electives5
General Electives5General Electives (3000/4000)3
STAT 3379, MATH 3379, or PSYC 34023-4VCST 3350113
 17-18 14
Total Hours: 120-121

Notes

Forty-two semester hours of advanced coursework (3000 or 4000 level) are the absolute minimum. Minimum number of semester hours in residence: 30 semester hours of which 24 must be advanced.

Use general electives to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Criminal Justice is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Critical thinking.
  • Written and oral communication.
  • Analytical research.
  • Proactive and action oriented.