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, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
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 4 weeks in another 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 additional 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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