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

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. A student must meet the following requirements before being allowed to enroll in an internship course: Texas State GPA of 2.25, CJ GPA 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
  4. 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 (Institutional Component 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
MATH 1315, 1316, or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3
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 13103
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:3-4
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
CJ 33003
CJ 33233
CJ 33463
CJ advanced elective3
ENG Literature (Institutional Component Code 090/094)3
Advanced electives or Minor3
Electives or Minor8
CJ 43013
CJ 43023
CJ 43103
CJ 43403
CJ 4350 or 43523
Advanced elective3
Advanced elective or Minor6
Electives or Minor6
Total Hours: 120

For the Statistics requirement, SOCI 3307 is recommended for Sociology minors.