Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide students with a solid educational foundation in preparation for a career in all areas of criminal justice.  Careers are now available at the local state and federal levels in areas ranging from policing, courts, corrections, and victim services.  The degree is composed of 120 hours, including the courses listed in the charts below.

As of the Fall 2014 Semester, the new Core Curriculum for the state of Texas will be active.  Students choosing or entering on this degree plan must attain a C or better in all CJ courses used in the major. New students and those on older degree plans wishing to change to this new degree plan will take the following:

Courses Hours
Criminal Justice 1302, 2360, 4318, 4331 12
Homeland Security Electives: Select 12 hours from  2362, 3320, 3321, 3322, 3362, 4308, 4322, 4323, 4324, 4363, 4365, 4367 12
36 hours of Criminal Justice electives including  at least18 hours of upper division (3000 or 4000 level).  These electives may include CJ courses or Homeland Security courese listed above which were not taken to meet the 12 hours Homeland Security Electives requirement. 36
English 1301, and 1302  6
Language Philosophy & Culture: select from ENG 2341, 2331, 2312, 2315, 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, MAS 2301, PHIL 1301, or WS 2301 3
American History 1301, 1302 6
Component Area Option: select 2 from COMM 1310, 1311, ENG 2341, 2331, 2312, 2315, 2322, 2323, THEA 2304, 2336 6
Mathematics: 1342 and 1314 or higher 6
Life & Physical Sciences: select 3 from ASTR 1303, 1304, BIOL 1311, 1313, CHEM 1311,1312, GEOL 1303,1304,1305,  NRM 1301, 2305, PHY 1301, 1302 9
Lab Component from Life and Physical Sciences: select three 1 hour labs affiliated with science courses above 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences: select from ANTH 1301; ECO 2301, 2302; GEOG 1302, 2302; PSY 1302; SOC 2303 3
Creative Arts: select from ART 1301FA 1315, IT 2304, MUS 1303, 1308 THEA 1310 3
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
First Year Seminar: SRSU 1101 1
University Electives 8
Total 120

Degree Plan

Undergraduate Homeland Security Degree Plan 2016-2018