Bachelor of Science, Major in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science, 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 Writing (Must be taken in Residence)3
STAT/MATH 3379Statistical Methds In Practice3-4
or PSYC 3402 Psychological Statistics
or SOCI 3443 Social Statistics
Select five of the following:15
Intercultural Communication
Conflict, Negotiatn & Resolutn
Introduction To Economics
Critical Thinking
Modern Philosophy
Texas Government
Social Policy
Introduction To Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology And The Law
Principles Of Sociology
Social Inequality
Criminal Justice Major Core
CRIJ 2361Intro To The Crim Justice Sys 13
CRIJ 2362Criminology 23
CRIJ 2364Fundamentals Of Criminal Law 23
CRIJ 2365Correctional Sys & Practice 33
CRIJ 2367Police Systems & Practices 33
CRIJ 3350Victimology 43
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research 43
CRIJ 4385Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty (Must be taken after CRIJ 3378)3
Criminal Justice Major Electives
CJ Advanced Electives21
General Electives9
General Electives (Advanced)6
Minor (if required)
Total Hours120-121


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
Component Area IX1Component Area II (Recommend MATH 1314 or 1332)3
CRIJ 236113Component Area V3
CRIJ 236413CRIJ 236213
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
 13 15
Second Year
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
CRIJ 236543CRIJ 236743
Degree Specific Courses53Degree Specific Courses53
POLS 230563POLS 230663
 16 16
Third Year
Degree Specific Courses53CRIJ 335073
CRIJ 337873CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6Degree Specific Courses56
ENGL 33303 
 15 15
Fourth Year
CRIJ 438583Advanced Electives (3000/4000)6
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)3
General Electives3General Electives6
STAT 3379, MATH 3379, PSYC 3402, or SOCI 34433-4 
 15-16 15
Total Hours: 120-121