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

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 33463
CJ advanced elective3
ENG Literature3
Advanced electives or Minor3
Electives or Minor8
CJ 43653
CJ advanced elective3
CJ 43103
CJ 43403
CJ 4350 or 43523
CJ Advanced elective3
Advanced elective or Minor6
Electives or Minor6
Total Hours: 120

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