2015-2016 University Catalog
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
- Criminal Justice majors should discuss options within the Core Curriculum with their academic advisor.
- 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 a 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.
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 electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, within the College of Arts and Sciences, the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business or the College of Education.
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course
above the level of College Algebra.
2Lower level Criminal Justice, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 1306 or CRIJ 2313 or CRIJ 2328.
3General electives, 11 SCH at least 9 SCH at the 3000-4000 level from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
4Research Methods, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 3305, SOCI 3305, or PSCI 3301.
5Social/Behavioral Science elective, select 6 SCH from any 3000-4000 level course from ANTH/CRIJ/ECO/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSCI/PSYC/SOCI/URBS/WGST.
6Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
7Advanced CRIJ electives, select 12 SCH from any 3000-4000 level CRIJ
NOTE 1: See information on the combined BS/MS in Criminal Justice.
NOTE 2: Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in addiaitonl courses in their major curriculum.
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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