Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.C.J.) Major in Criminal Justice

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

  2. 15 credit hours in criminal justice core curriculum (or their equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public two-year college as agreed by Texas public institutions for the criminal justice field of study. If transferring additional criminal justice courses please contact the College of Applied Arts Academic Advising Center for assistance.

    CJ 1310Introduction to Criminal Justice3
    CJ 2310Police Systems and Practices3
    CJ 2350The Courts and Criminal Procedure3
    CJ 2355Correctional Systems and Practices3
    CJ 2360Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
    Total Hours15
  3. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  5. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

Course Requirements

CJ 13103
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203-4
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
SOCI 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
US 11001
CJ 23103
CJ 23503
CJ 23553
CJ 23603
CS 1308 or CIS 13233
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Statistics - Select one of the following:3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
CJ 33003
CJ 33233
CJ 33463
CJ Advanced Electives2,39
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
CJ 43103
CJ 43403
CJ 4350 or 43523
CJ 43653
CJ Advanced Electives2,36
Elective 9
Total Hours: 120-121
Law Enforcement
CJ 3322Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice3
CJ 3329Forensic Evidence3
CJ 4301Internship I3
CJ 4302Internship II3
CJ 4314Terrorism in the United States3
CJ 4323Special Operation Units in Law Enforcement and Corrections3
CJ 4327Ethics of Social Control3
CJ 4332Advanced Criminal Justice Management3
CJ 3322Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice3
CJ 3325Penology3
CJ 4301Internship I3
CJ 4302Internship II3
CJ 4316Treatment in Community and Institutional Corrections3
CJ 4327Ethics of Social Control3
Criminal Justice
CJ 4301Internship I3
CJ 4302Internship II3
CJ 4309GMedia and Crime3
CJ 4314Terrorism in the United States3
CJ 4321Occupational Crime3
CJ 4326Women and Criminal Justice3
CJ 4329Organized Crime3
CJ 4330Cybercrime3
CJ 4331Serial Murder3
CJ 4335The Psychology of Antisocial Behavior3