Bachelor of Science, Major in Victim Studies

Bachelor of Science, 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 STAT 3379 Statistical Methds in Practice
or PSYC 3402 Psychological Statistics
Select five of the following:15
Intercultural Communication
Conflict, Negotiatn & Resolutn
Introduction To Economics
Critical Thinking
Modern Philosophy
Social Policy
Introduction To Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology And The Law
Principles Of Sociology
Social Inequality
Victims Studies Major Core
CRIJ 2361Intro To The Crim Justice Sys 1 & 23
CRIJ 2362Criminology 13
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research 33
VCST 3350Victimology3
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
Victim Service Delivery
Trauma and Crisis Intervention
Interviewing & Counseling
Victims Rights Politics & Plcy
Social Justice Courses
Select two of the following:6
Gender and Crime
Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty
Social Inequality
Age And Inequality
Additional VCMS Electives
Select three of the following:9
Intro To Helping Relationship
Fundamentals Of Criminal Law
Understanding Sexual Offending
Substance Use And Abuse
Ungr Intern Criminal Justice
Death and Dying
Social Policy
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology Of Adjustment
Marriage And The Family
General Electives18
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 IV3Component Area IX3
Component Area IX1Degree Specific Courses73
CRIJ 337863MATH 3379, STAT 3379, or PSYC 34023-4
Degree Specific Courses73POLS 230683
POLS 230583VCST 33503
 13 15-16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Degree Specific Courses73Degree Specific Courses73
General Electives6General Electives6
Victim Services Courses93Victim Services Courses93
Victim Specific Courses103Victim Specific Courses103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Degree Specific Courses73General Electives6
General Electives3Social Justice Electives113
Social Justice Electives113VCMS Additional Electives126
VCMS Additional Electives123 
VCST 43983 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120-121
Degree Specific Courses 7
COMS 3370Intercultural Communication3
COMS 3371Conflict, Negotiatn & Resolutn3
ECON 2300Introduction To Economics3
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking3
PHIL 3365Modern Philosophy3
POLS 3393Social Policy3
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology3
PSYC 3331Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 3383Psychology And The Law3
SOCI 1301Principles Of Sociology3
SOCI 3324Social Inequality3
Social Justice Elective Courses 11
CRIJ 3340Gender and Crime3
CRIJ 4385Criminl Justc & Social Divrsty3
SOCI 3324Social Inequality3
SOCI 3325Gender And Inequality3
SOCI 3354Age And Inequality3
Additional VCMS Elective Courses 12
CRIJ 2364Fundamentals Of Criminal Law3
CRIJ 2368Criminal Investigation3
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 BS 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.