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

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then enough additional hours to total the minimum 120 hours required for the degree will fulfill this requirement. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  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. A student must meet the following requirements before being allowed to enroll in an internship course: Texas State GPA of 2.25, CJ CPA of 2.50, completion of 90 college course work hours (including 21 in CJ courses), and the following courses. Permission of Internship Coordinator is also required. 

    ENG 1310College Writing I3
    ENG 1320College Writing II3
    CJ 3346Research in Criminal Justice3
    HIST 1310History of the United States to 18773
    HIST 1320History of the United States, 1877 to Date3
    COMM 1310Fundamentals of Human Communication3
    MATH 1315College Algebra3
    MATH 1316Survey of Contemporary Mathematics3
    or MATH 1319 Mathematics for Business and Economics I
    Select one of the following:3
    Statistics For Criminal Justice
    Elementary Statistics
    Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    Introduction to Statistics
    and Introduction to Statistics Laboratory
    POSI 2310Principles of American Government3
    POSI 2320Functions of American Government3
    6 hours of Life and Physical Sciences6

Course Requirements

FreshmanHours
CJ 13103
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
HIST 13103
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
POSI 23103
PHIL 1305 or 13203
PSY 13003
SOCI 13103
US 11001
 31
SophomoreHours
CJ 23103
CJ 23503
CJ 23553
CJ 23603
CS 1308 or CIS 13233
HIST 13203
Life and Physical Sciences6
POSI 23203
Statistics - Select one of the following:3-4
 
 
 
 
 30
JuniorHours
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
CJ 33003
CJ 33233
CJ 33463
CJ advanced elective3
ENG Literature3
Advanced electives or Minor3
Electives or Minor8
 29
SeniorHours
CJ 43013
CJ 43023
CJ 43103
CJ 43403
CJ 4350 or 43523
Advanced elective3
Advanced elective or Minor6
Electives or Minor6
 30
Total Hours: 120
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For the Statistics requirement, SOCI 3307 is recommended for Sociology minors.