Criminal Justice

Program Description:  Students completing this degree will be prepared to successfully transfer into a four year college/university and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. This program introduces students to the methodologies and techniques of police officers and their profession.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Semester 1 CR Advising Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 May select a different course from the Communications section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
CRIJ 1301 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Area of Concentration
CRIJ 1310 - Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3 This requirement may also be fulfilled by CRIJ 1313.
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics 3 May select a different course from the Mathematics section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 May select a different course from the Communications section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
BIOL 1308 - Biology I 3 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
CRIJ 1307 - Crime in America 3 Other options for this requirement may include CRIJ 1313, CRIJ 2301, CRIJ 2323 or CRIJ 2328.
SPCH 1311 - Intro to Speech Communications 3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
GOVT 2305 - American Government 3 Government Core Curriculum
BIOL 1322 - Basic Nutrition 3 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology 3 May select a different course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
CRIJ 1306 - Court Systems and Practices 3 Other options for this requirement may include CRIJ 1313, CRIJ 2301, CRIJ 2323 or CRIJ 2328
CRIJ 2313 - Correctional Systems and Practices 3 Any General Academic Elective may fulfill this requirement. However, students are encouraged to use CRIJ courses for this elective.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
CRIJ 2314 - Criminal Investigation 3 Any General Academic Elective may fulfill this requirement. However, students are encouraged to use CRIJ courses for this elective.
ARTS 1301 - Introduction to the Visual Arts 3 May select a different course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Government Core Curriculum
PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 May select a different course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 This requirement may also be fulfilled by SPCH 1321. May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Arts Degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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