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.  New students and those on older degree plans wishing to change to this new degree plan will take the following:

Courses Hours
Criminal Justice 1301, 2305, 4304, 4309 12
48 hours of Criminal Justice electives including 30 hours of upper division (3000 or 4000 level) Criminal Justice courses 48
English 1301, and 1302  6
Language Philosophy & Culture: select from ENG 2341, 2331, 2312, 2315, 232, 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 6
Life & Physical Sciences: select 3 from ASTR 1303, 1304, BIOL 1311, 1313, CHEM 1311,1312, GEOL 1303,1304,1305, IT 1309, NRM 1301, 2305 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 Requirements for the 2012-2014 Catalog and older - students under these catalogs are not required to change to the new catalog.  Anyone having questions about which catalog they are under or whether they should switch should see an academic advisor to determine their best option.

Courses Hours
Criminal Justice 1301, 2305, 4304, 4309 12
Criminal Justice Electives (a minimum of 27 sch must be upper division) 42
English 1301, 1302, 2304 and any other 2000-level or higher literature course 12
Communications 1303, 3306 or THEA 2304 3
Fine Arts: select from FA 1301; ART 1301, 3304, 3305; MUS 1312; or THEA 1302 3
History 1301, 1302 or 3309 6
Mathematics: 1342 and one other course 1310 or higher 6
Multicultural Studies: HIST 2301, 2302, MAS 2301, PS 2307, or WS 2301 3
Physical Education 1150, and one activity course 2
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Science: CHEM 3402 plus 12 sch for a total of 4 courses* 16
Social Science: select from ANTH 1301; ECO 2300, 2305; GEOG 1302, 2302; PHIL 1301; PSY 1302; SOC 2303 3
University Electives 6
Total 120-126

*Select from ASTR 1401;  BIOL 1401, 1402; CHEM 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402 2402; or PHYS 1401, 1402, 2401.

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