Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program provides students with a broad, general education with emphasis on the social sciences.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120      Major: 54 sch

Program Code: CRIMJUST.BS      CIP Code: 43.0104.00

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

GOV 3243Criminal Law3
GOV 4083Constitutional Law: Individual Rights3
GOV 4093Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice3
SOCI 1013Introductory Sociology (GP)3
SOCI 1023Current Social Problems3
SOCI 2133Crime in America3
SOCI 2213Introduction to Criminal Justice3
SOCI 3003Theories of Crime and Deviance3
SOCI 3053Social Research3
SOCI 3163Social Statistics3
Race, Class, and Gender Inequality (9 sch)9
Social Inequality
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Race, Crime, and Justice
Women, Crime, and Justice
Institutions (select 6 sch)6
Police, Policies, and Practices
Law and Society
Correctional Systems and Practices
Community Corrections
Electives (select 6 sch)6
PHIL 3053 Ethics
Internet and Society
Law and Society
Comparative Criminal Justice
Electives (select 6 sch)6
Criminal Investigation
Legal Environment
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure
Criminal Justice Internship
Ethics
Deviant Behavior and Social Control
Topics in Urban Sociology
Juvenile Delinquency
Cultural Anthropology
Individual and Society
Comparative Criminal Justice
Internship
Electives (21 sch/9 sch upper level)21
Total Semester Credit Hours78

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
Creative Arts Core3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness or Math CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
SOCI 1013 (GP)Introductory Sociology SOCI 13013
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
SOCI 2213Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
SOCI 1023Current Social Problems SOCI 13063
SOCI 2133Crime in America CRIJ 1307, SOCI 23363
Elective3
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
GOV 3243Criminal Law 3
SOCI 3053Social Research 3
SOCI 3073Social Inequality 3
SOCI 3163Social Statistics 3
Select 3 semester credit hours of electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
SOCI 3003Theories of Crime and Deviance 3
Select 3 semester credit hours 3
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States  
Women, Crime, and Justice  
Select 9 semester credit hours of advanced electives9
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
Select 6 semester credit hours6
Police, Policies, and Practices  
Correctional Systems and Practices  
Select 6 semester credit hours6
Ethics PHIL 2306 
Internet and Society  
Law and Society  
Comparative Criminal Justice  
Select 3 semester credit hours of advanced electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 4083Constitutional Law: Individual Rights 3
Select 6 semester hours 6
Ethics PHIL 2306 
Criminal Investigation CRIJ 2314 
Legal Environment  
Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure  
Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice  
Criminal Justice Internship  
Deviant Behavior and Social Control  
Topics in Urban Sociology  
Juvenile Delinquency  
Cultural Anthropology  
Individual and Society  
Comparative Criminal Justice  
Internship  
Select 6 semester credit hours of advanced electives6
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

 (GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.