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Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work
Course work leading to this bachelor's degree provides the student with strong communication and analytical skills. This is accomplished
The Criminal Justice major requires a minimum of 120 hours. At least 25% of the semester credit hours must be earned through instruction offered by UH-Downtown. Twenty-four hours of criminal justice must be at the upper level, and 24 hours must be completed as course work at UH-Downtown. The last 30 of the total hours and 18 of the upperlevel hours toward the degree must be successfully completed in residence at UH-Downtown. The degree requires a minimum of 36 upper-level hours. An overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 at UH-Downtown is required for graduation, and a minimum average of 2.0 must be maintained in the upper-level hours in the major.
General Academic Requirements for Minors
Students should note that in some instances courses listed as requirements or options for the minor program may have prerequisites that are not listed as part of the program. The procedures for declaring a minor are available from the College of Public Service Advising Office, Suite C420.
Minor in Criminal Justice (18 hours minimum)
|CJ 1301||Crime, Law, and Society|
|CJ 2301||The Police System|
|CJ 2302||The Criminal Court System|
|CJ 2303||The Correctional System|
|CJ 33xx or CJ 43xx||3 hours of upper-level Criminal Justice courses|
Last updated or reviewed on 6/10/14