Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Core Curriculum Requirement

10 - Communication - 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics - 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Life and Physical Science - 6 semester hours

  • Natural Science - BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS or Bio/Physical Science
  • Natural Science w/ Lab

40 - Humanities - 3 semester hours

  • Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Visual/Performing Arts - 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History - 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science - 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90-Institutionally Designated Option - 6 semester hours

  •  SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
  • COSC or BCIS

Major Requirements

BS General Program Requirements - 8 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 - Professional Writing*
  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
  • Natural Science w/ Lab - 11 s.h. Natural Science (2 Labs)

 

CRIJ General Requirements - 24 semester hours

  • CRJI 1301 - Intro to CRIJ
  • CRIJ 3310 - Foundations of CRIJ*
  • CRIJ 3316 - Ethics of Social Control (FALL only)*
  • CRIJ 3318 - Criminology (GATEWAY COURSE) (SPRING only)*
  • CRIJ 3314 - Criminal Justice Administration (SPRING only)*
  • CRIJ 3324 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice I (FALL only) (pre: CRIJ 3318)*
  • CRIJ UD - Criminal Justice UD Elective
  • CRIJ 4320 - Senior Seminar (must be passed with a "C" or better, must be taken with UHV). (SPRING only)*

*No more than one grade below "C" in these 26 s.h. will be accepted toward graduation.

CRIJ Plan Electives - 15 semester hours

  • UD CRIJ
  • UD CRIJ
  • UD CRIJ
  • UD CRIJ
  • UD CRIJ
  1. Students transferring under the 2 + 2 agreement with articulated lower division coursework take 15 s.h. of UD courses in CRIJ.

B.) Students without 18-21 s.h. of lower division CRIJ courses take CRIJ 3321, CRIJ 4313, CRIJ 4321, and 6 s.h. of UD CRIJ courses.

CRIJ Support Course - 3 semester hours

  • PSYC 4311 or PSYC 4312

LD/UD Free Electives and/or Minor - 27 semester hours

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

CRIJ 3310 and CRIJ 3318 are gateway courses and must be taken within the first two semesters of upper level coursework.

All requirements for CRIJ 4320, Senior Seminar, including the CRIJ Senior Exam, must be passed with a letter grade of C" or better for a student to be certified for graduation. CRIJ 4320 must be taken at the University of Houston-Victoria.

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.

Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.