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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 must first satisfy the lower level CRIJ courses or their junior/community college equivalents in the sequence indicated before enrolling in advanced courses.
 

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of Arts and Science electives, at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level from any department within the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

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   CRIJ Lower Level Elec3
3
CRIJ
1301 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 ENGL 2311 Technical Writing
3
  Minor Curriculum** 3     Visual/Performing Arts*
3
    For Lang/Study Abroad2 3     For Lang/Study Abroad2
3
Total 15  
15
 

JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
CRIJ 2329 Fund of Criminal Law 3 SOCI 3336 Criminology
3
CRIJ   Rsrch Methods4 3 CRIJ   Adv CRIJ Elective6
3
    Soc/Behavioral Science5 3 CRIJ   Adv CRIJ Elective6
3
CRIJ   Adv CRIJ Elective6 3 CRIJ   General Elective
3
    General Elective 3     Adv General Elective
3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
CRIJ   Adv CRIJ Elective6 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
    Adv General Elective 3     Advanced Minor Curr** 3
  Adv General Elective 3    
Total 15  
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.
3Lower level Criminal Justice, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 1306 or CRIJ 2313 or CRIJ 2328.
4Research Methods, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 3305 or SOCI 3305.
5Social/Behavioral Science elective, select 3 SCH from any 3000-4000 level course from ANTH/CRIJ/ECO/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/ PSCI/PSYC/SOCI/URBS/WGST.

6Advanced CRIJ electives select 12 SCH from 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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