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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Criminal Justice majors should discuss options within the Core Curriculum with their academic advisor.
  2. All CRIJ majors (non-transfer and transfer students) must satisfy CRIJ 1301, CRIJ 2329, CRIJ  2328, CRIJ 1306, and CRIJ 2313 or their equivalents at the lower-level. The lower-level  courses are listed in the degree plan sequence in which they should be taken.
  3. PSCI 4326, The Judicial Process, is interchangeable with CRIJ 1306, Courts and Criminal Procedures, with permission of CRIJ faculty advisor.
 

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements.

 

FALL
HOURS SPRING
HOURS
FRESHMAN YEAR FRESHMAN YEAR
ENGL
1301 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
MATH
1314 College Algebra 3 MATH   Math Elective1 3
HIST
1301

The U.S to 1877

3 HIST 1302 The U.S Since 1877 3
    Minor Curriculum** 3     Soc/Behavioral Science* 3
  Natural Science* 4     Natural Science* 4

    Activity or Wellness* 1
Total 16   17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
SOPHOMORE YEAR
PSCI 2305 American National Govt 3 PSCI 2306 American State Govt
3
ENGL   Survey of Literature* 3 CRIJ 1306 Courts&Criminal Proc
3
CRIJ
1301 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 CRIJ 2328 Police Systems&Practices
3
  Visual/Performing Arts* 3 CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems&Prac
3
    Minor Curriculum** 3 ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
    Foreign Language/Study Abroad2 3     Foreign Language/Study Abroad2
3
Total 18  
18
 

JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
CRIJ 2329 Fund of Criminal Law 3 SOCI 3336 Criminology
3
CRIJ   Rsrch Methods3 3 CRIJ   Restricted CRIJ Elective5
3
    Soc/Behavioral Science4 3 CRIJ   Restricted CRIJ Elective5
3
CRIJ   Restricted CRIJ Elective5 3 CRIJ   Restricted CRIJ Elective5
3
    Advanced General Elective 3     Advanced General Elective
3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
CRIJ   Restricted CRIJ Elective5 3 CRIJ 4321 Senior Pro Seminar
3
    Advanced Minor Curr** 3 CRIJ 4325 Statistics in Criminal Justice
3
    Advanced Minor Curr** 3     Advanced Minor Curr**
3
        Advanced Minor Curr**
3
Total 9  
12
 
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:     120
 
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
3Research Methods, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 3305 or SOCI 3305.
4Social/Behavioral Science elective, select 3 SCH from any 3000-4000 level course from ANTH/CRIJ/ECO/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSCI/PSYC/SOCI/URBS/WGST.

5Restricted advanced CRIJ electives select 15 SCH from CRIJ 3306, 3308, 3309, 3310, 33113320, 3325, 4305, 4311, 4320, 4340, 4601 or any 3000-4000 level CRIJ

 
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
 

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