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 Writing3
STAT/MATH 3379Statistical Methds in Practice3-4
or PSYC 3402 Psychological 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 3378Intro To Methods Of Research 43
CRIJ 4385Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty (Must be taken after CRIJ 3378)3
VCST 3350Victimology3
Criminal Justice Major Electives
CJ Advanced Electives21
General Electives9
General Electives (Advanced)6
Minor (if 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 II43
CRIJ 236113Component Area V3
CRIJ 236413CRIJ 236213
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
 13 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
CRIJ 236553CRIJ 236753
Degree Specific Courses63Degree Specific Courses63
POLS 230573POLS 230673
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Degree Specific Courses63CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6
CRIJ 337883Degree Specific Courses66
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6VCST 335083
ENGL 33303 
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CRIJ 438593Advanced Electives (3000/4000)6
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)3
General Electives3General Electives6
STAT 3379, MATH 3379, or PSYC 34023-4 
 15-16 15
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 BS 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.