Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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 Hours9
Social Inequality
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Women, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Choose 6 Semester Credit Hours6
Police, Policies, and Practices
Community Corrections
Law and Society
Correctional Systems and Practices
Choose 6 Semester Credit Hours6
Ethics
Internet and Society
Comparative Criminal Justice
Law and Society
Choose 6 Semester Credit Hours6
Ethics
Deviant Behavior and Social Control
Topics in Urban Sociology
Juvenile Delinquency
Cultural Anthropology
Individual and Society
Family Violence and Sexual Assault
Internship
Criminal Investigation
Comparative Criminal Justice
Legal Environment
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure
Criminal Justice Internship
Total Semester Credit Hours54

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program of Study

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 Justice3
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
SOCI 3053Social Research3
SOCI 3163Social Statistics3
SOCI 3073Social Inequality3
GOV 3243Criminal Law3
Select 3 semester credit hours of electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
SOCI 3003Theories of Crime and Deviance3
Select 3 semester credit hours 3
Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States 
Women, Crime, and Justice 
Race, 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 
Community Corrections 
Select 6 semester credit hours6
Ethics PHIL 2306 
Internet and Society 
Law and Society 
Select 3 semester credit hours of advanced electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 4083Constitutional Law: Individual Rights3
Select 6 semester hours 6
Ethics PHIL 2306 
Deviant Behavior and Social Control 
Topics in Urban Sociology 
Juvenile Delinquency 
Cultural Anthropology 
Individual and Society 
Internship 
Criminal Investigation CRIJ 2314 
Legal Environment 
Comparative Criminal Justice 
Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure 
Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice 
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.