Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice Concentration (BAAS)

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog and the General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.

Requirements

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus, students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country. 6
Major
ENGL 3301Advanced Composition-WIN3
SOCI 3336Criminology3
Research Methods, select one from the following:3
Research Methods in Social Sci
Research Methods in Social Sci
Research Methods in Social Sci
CRIJ 4321Senior Pro-Seminar3
CRIJ 4325Statistics in Criminal Justice3
Select 12 SCH from 3000-4000 level CRIJ12
General Electives
Select 20 SCH from any discipline, with no more than 9 SCH in the concentration, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, at least 18 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level20
Vocational Technical Field
Select 21 SCH21
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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TCLEOSE certification training may be applied to the Vocational Technical Field in the Criminal Justice concentration with the approval of the Criminal Justice Advisor. Documentation of successful completion of the Basic Police Academy and proof of passing the Texas Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination must be provided.

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
General Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Junior
Fall
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
VTF - Vocational Technical Field 3
Advanced CRIJ Elective 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Research Methods 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CRIJ 4325 Statistics in Criminal Justice 3
ENGL 3302 Writing in the Disciplines-WIN 3
SOCI 3336 Criminology 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Advanced General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
CRIJ 4321 Senior Pro-Seminar 3
Advanced CRIJ Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Advanced CRIJ Elective 3
Advanced CRIJ Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
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TCLEOSE hours may satisfy Vocational/Technical Field hours upon approval of the Criminal Justice Advisor.
 

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.