Bachelor of Science, Major in Criminal Justice

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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
or PSYC 3301 Elementary Statistics
or SOCI 3443 Social Statistics
Select five of the following: 215
Intercultural Communication
Conflict, Negotiatn & Resolutn
Introduction To Economics
Critical Thinking
Modern Philosophy
Social Policy
Texas Government
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 2362Criminology3
CRIJ 2364Fundamentals Of Criminal Law3
CRIJ 2365Correctional Sys & Practice3
CRIJ 2367Police Systems & Practices3
CRIJ 3350Victimology3
CRIJ 3378Intro To Methods Of Research3
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

Satisfies Component Area VIII.


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
CRIJ 236113CRIJ 236213
CRIJ 236413ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123HIST 130233
HIST 130133Component Area V3
Component Area IX1Component Area II (Recommend MATH 1314 or 1332)3
 13 15
Second Year
CRIJ 236543CRIJ 236743
POLS 23053POLS 23063
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
Degree Specific Courses53Degree Specific Courses53
 16 16
Third Year
CRIJ 337863CRIJ 335063
ENGL 33303CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6Degree Specific Courses56
Degree Specific Courses53 
 15 15
Fourth Year
CRIJ 438573CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)3
CRIJ Electives (3000/4000)6General Electives6
STAT 3379 or MATH 33793Advanced Electives (3000/4000)6
General Electives3 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

May be completed during Fall or Spring semester of Year 1.


Satisfies Component Area I.


Satisfies Component Area VI. 


May be completed during Fall or Spring semester of Year 2.


Degree Specific Courses include COMS 3370, COMS 3371, ECON 2300, PHIL 2303, POLS 2306, POLS 3393, PSYC 1301, PSYC 3331, SOCI 1301, and SOCI 3324.


May be completed during Fall or Spring semester of Year 3.


May be completed during Fall or Spring semester of Year 4.