Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

54 semester credit hours.

Courses Required for Criminal Justice Major

Required courses for Major:

SOCI 1013Introductory Sociology3
SOCI 1023Current Social Problems3
SOCI 2133Crime in America3
SOCI 3003Theories of Crime and Deviance3
SOCI 3053Social Research3
SOCI 3163Social Statistics3
GOV 3243Criminal Law3
GOV 4083Constitutional Law: Individual Rights3
GOV 4093Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice3
Choose 9 Semester Credit Hours
Social Inequality
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Special Topics (Race, Crime, and Justice)
Women, Crime, and Justice
Choose 6 Semester Credit Hours
Police, Policies, and Practices
Correctional Systems and Practices
Special Topics (Community Corrections)
Special Topics (Law and Society)
Choose 6 Semester Credit Hours
Ethics
Special Topics (Comparative Criminal Justice)
Special Topics (Law and Society)
Internet and Society
Choose 6 Semester Credit Hours
Ethics
Deviant Behavior and Social Control
Topics in Urban Sociology
Juvenile Delinquency
Cultural Anthropology
Individual and Society
Family Violence and Sexual Assault
Special Topics (Comparative Criminal Justice)
Internship
Criminal Investigation
Legal Environment
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure
Criminal Justice Internship
Total Semester Credit Hours27

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
Creative Arts Core3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Wellness or Math CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
SOCI 1013 (GP)Introductory Sociology3
SOCI 4903 (Introduction to Criminal Justice)Special Topics3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
GOV 2023Texas Government3
SOCI 1023Current Social Problems3
SOCI 2133Crime in America3
Elective3
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
SOCI 3053Social Research3
SOCI 3163Social Statistics3
SOCI 3073Social Inequality3
GOV 3243Criminal Law3
GOV 4093Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
SOCI 3003Theories of Crime and Deviance3
Select 3 semester credit hours 3
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States 
SOCI 4903 (Race, Crime, and Justice)
Special Topics 
SOCI 3223Women, Crime, and Justice3
Select 6 semester credit hours of advanced electives6
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select 6 semester credit hours6
Police, Policies, and Practices 
Correctional Systems and Practices 
SOCI 4903 (Community Corrections)
Special Topics 
SOCI 4903 (Law and Society)
Special Topics 
Select 6 semester credit hours6
Ethics 
SOCI 4903 (Comparative Criminal Justice)
Special Topics 
SOCI 4903 (Law and Society)
Special Topics 
Internet and Society 
Select 3 semester credit hours of advanced electives3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
GOV 4083Constitutional Law: Individual Rights3
Select 6 semester hours 6
Ethics 
Deviant Behavior and Social Control 
Topics in Urban Sociology 
Juvenile Delinquency 
Cultural Anthropology 
Individual and Society 
SOCI 4903 (Comparative Criminal Justice)
Special Topics 
Internship 
Criminal Investigation 
Legal Environment 
Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure 
Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice 
Criminal Justice Internship 
Select 6 semester credit hours of advanced electives6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

 (GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.