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

Minimum required: 120 semester 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

Course Requirements

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
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
Select one of the following:3
CJ 33003
CJ 33233
CJ 33293
CJ 33463
ENG Literature3
Advanced electives or Minor3
Electives or Minor8
CJ 43013
CJ 43023
CJ 43103
CJ 43323
CJ 43403
CJ 43503
Advanced electives or Minor6
Electives or Minor6
Total Hours: 120

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