The Criminal Justice program is approved by the Coordinating Board and the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Areas of study include History and Development of Criminal Justice, Crime in America, Fundamentals of Criminal Law, The Courts and Criminal Procedure, Police Systems and Practices, Criminal Investigation, Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement, Correctional Systems and Practices, Juvenile Delinquency, Probation and Parole, Fingerprinting, Drug Abuse, Interviews and Confessions, and Firearms and Ammunition Identification. In addition, there are open discussions on current U.S. Supreme Court and other court rulings which relate to all criminal justice activities.

Resources

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
BIOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course / no lab required) 3
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
BCIS 1305 or EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or
Learning Framework
3
CRIJ 1301
Introduction to Criminal Studies
3
CRIJ 1310
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
3
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 (core)
Composition II or Technical & Business Writing
3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3
GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3
CRIJ 1306
Court Systems & Practices
3
CRIJ 2313
Correctional Systems & Practices
3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
CRIJ 2314
Criminal Investigation
3
Math (any core course) * 3
HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
3
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture (any core course) 3
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
BIOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course/no lab required) 3
CRIJ 2328
Police Systems & Practices
3
SPCH (any core course) 3
GOVT 2306 (core)Texas Government 3
Total
Criminal Justice Administration AA Total
15
60

*  MATH 1332 Math for Liberal Arts is recommended