B.S. Criminal Justice

General Education Requirements 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Select three hours of Mathematics3
Natural Sciences-030
Select six hours of Natural Sciences6
Select three hours of Humanities3
Visual and Performing Art-050
Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts3
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
Select three hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences3
University Options-090
Select three hours that meet one of the core component areas above3
Select one of the following
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Course Requirements
CRIJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRIJ 1306Court Systems & Practices3
CRIJ 2328Police Systems & Practices3
CRIJ 1310Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
CRIJ 2313Correctional Systems & Practices3
CRIJ 3305Criminology3
CRIJ 3310Criminal Justice Supervision and Management3
CRIJ 3315Criminal Evidence3
CRIJ 4312Criminal Justice Ethics3
CRIJ 4316Methods of Criminal Justice Research3
CRIJ 4395Criminal Justice Senior Seminar3
SOSC 3300Social Science Proseminar3
CRIJ 4303Race, Crime, and Justice3
or SOCI 3303 Race and Ethnic Relations
Select one of the following
SOCI 4315Social Science Statistics3
or PSYC 3330 Statistics for the Behavioral Science
or CRIJ 4315 Criminal Justice Statistics
Criminal Justice Electives
Upper-level Criminal Justice electives18
Upper-level Social Sciences electives12
Any Level electives6
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.

Course Information and Schedule

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain concepts, major criminological theories, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice.

  2. Apply legal and ethical principles to the practice of criminal justice.

  3. Describe the structure and functioning of institutions in criminal justice.

  4. Identify the racial and ethnic issues associated with the practice of criminal justice.

  5. Demonstrate writing skills appropriate for upper-level coursework and criminal justice occupations.