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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 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.

*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 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.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 - The U.S to 1877 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 - Learning in a Global Context I 1
Creative Arts* 3
Social/Behavioral Science* 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ 1301 - Intro to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S Since 1877 3
UNIV 1102 - Learning in a Global Context II 1
CAO III - Communication* 3
MATH - Math Elective1 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ - CRIJ Lower Level Elec2 3
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
Language Philosophy&Culture** 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
Minor/General Elective** 3
   
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ 2329 - Fund of Criminal Law 3
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
General Elective3 2
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ - Research Methods4 3
Adv Soc/Behavioral Science5 3
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective6 3
Adv General Elective3 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad6 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
SOCI 3336 - Criminology 3
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective7 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad6 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective7 3
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective7 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv General Elective3 3
Adv Soc/Behavioral Science5 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ 4321 - Senior Pro Seminar 3
CRIJ 4325 - Statistics in Criminal Justice 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv General Elective3 3
   
Total 12

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 3 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: See information on the combined BS/MS in Criminal Justice.

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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