Bachelor of Arts, Major in Victim Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Victim Studies
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
MATH 3379Statistical Mthods in Practice3-4
or PSYC 3402 Psychological Statistics
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds in Practice
Foreign Language 114
Victims Studies Major Core
CRIJ 2361Intro To The Crim Justice Sys 23
CRIJ 2362Criminology 33
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research 43
VCST 3350Victimology 43
VCST 4398Problem Analysis in Victim Studies3
Victim Specific Courses
Select two of the following:6
Aging, Crime and Victimization
Child Abuse And Neglect
Family Violence
Violence Against Women
Victims Service Courses
Select two of the following:6
Victims Rights Politics & Plcy
Victim Service Delivery
Trauma and Crisis Intervention
Interviewing & Counseling
Social Justice Courses
Select two of the following:6
Gender and Crime
Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty
Social Inequality
Age And Inequality
Additional Electives
Select three of the following:9
Fundamentals Of Criminal Law
Understanding Sexual Offending
Substance Use And Abuse
Ungr Intern Criminal Justice
Intro To Helping Relationship
Death and Dying
Social Policy
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology Of Adjustment
Marriage And The Family
General Elective16
General Electives (Advanced)12
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 II13Component Area III4
Component Area III4Component Area V3
CRIJ 23612,33CRIJ 236223
ENGL 130143ENGL 130243
HIST 130153HIST 130253
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX1General Electives3
CRIJ 337863MATH 3379, STAT 3379, or PSYC 34023-4
General Electives3POLS 230673
POLS 230573VCST 335063
WOLC 14114WOLC 14124
 14 16-17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced Electives (3000/4000)3Advanced Electives (3000/4000)3
General Electives3General Electives3
Victim Services Courses83Victim Services Courses83
Victim Specific Courses93Victim Specific Courses93
WOLC 2311103WOLC 2312113
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Advanced Electives (3000/4000)6General Electives4
Social Justice Electives123Social Justice Electives123
VCMS Additional Electives133VCMS Additional Electives136
VCST 43983 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120-121
Social Justice Elective Courses 12
CRIJ 3340Gender and Crime3
CRIJ 4385Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty3
SOCI 3324Social Inequality3
SOCI 3325Gender And Inequality3
SOCI 3354Age And Inequality3
Additional VCMS Elective Courses 13
CRIJ 2364Fundamentals Of Criminal Law3
CRIJ 3368Understanding Sexual Offending3
CRIJ 4362Substance Use And Abuse3
CRIJ 4373Ungr Intern Criminal Justice3
COUN 3321Intro To Helping Relationship3
PHIL 4371Death and Dying3
POLS 3393Social Policy3
PSYC 2315Psychology Of Adjustment3
PSYC 3331Abnormal Psychology3
SOCI 3341Marriage And The Family3

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 in Victim Studies is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

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