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BSCJ Degree Requirements
This new degree plan will be effective for students who applied AFTER September 1, 2011.
Students Graduating Must Satisfy The Following Course Work Requirements:
The following degree requirements are subject to change. Students are bound by the requirements of the catalog in force at the time of their initial admittance to the University.
Common Core Requirements (42 hours)
|ENG 1301||(010) Composition I|
|ENG 1302||(010) Composition II|
|COMM||(011) Speech Communication|
|MATH 1301/1310||(020) College Algebra or higher level MATH course|
|NAT’L SCI||(030) Natural Science Courses (2 semesters)|
|ENG 23XX||(040) Literature/Humanities (3 hours, sophomore level)|
|FINE ARTS||(050) Fine Arts (3 hours - Art, Drama, or Music)|
|HIST 1305||(060) United States History to 1877 (or equivalent)|
|HIST 1306||(060) United States History after 1877 (or equivalent)|
|POLS 2303||(070) U.S. Government I (TX/US Constitutions)|
|POLS 2304||(070) U.S. Government II (TX/US Institutions)|
|SOC/BEHAV. SCI.||(080) Course selected from: ANTH 2301/2302; CJ 1301; ECO 1301; GEOG 1301/1302; PSY1303; or SOC 1303|
|CIS 1301||(090) Introduction to Computer Based Systems (or equivalent)|
General Education Requirements (9 hours)
|ENGL 3302||Business and Technical Report Writing OR ENGL 3308: Legal Writing|
|CJ 3320||Statistics in Criminal Justice|
|CJ 3311||Ethics of Social Control OR PHIL 3301: Moral Issues: Personal and Professional|
Criminal Justice Core (21 hours)
|CJ 1301||Crime, Law, and Society|
|CJ 2301||The Police System|
|CJ 2302||The Criminal Court System|
|CJ 2303||The Correctional System|
|CJ 3300||Research Methods in Criminal Justice|
|CJ 4370||Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice|
Criminal Justice Electives (21 hours)
Of the Criminal Justice hours required, a minimum of 24 hours must be upper level CJ courses.
Students transferring from a community college should not take courses in this component that they have previously taken at a lower level at a community college. For example, if a student has taken a criminal investigation course at a community college they should not take a criminal investigation course in the upper level at UHD. (See Community College Transfer Guide)
Supplemental Concentration (12 hrs.) or Minor (15 hrs. or more)
Students must take 12 hours of non-criminal justice hours, nine of which must be upper level and should be in one concentration. The courses the student selects should complement his/her criminal justice course work. These courses cannot be criminal justice courses and be authorized by an academic advisor.
Free Electives (9-15 hours depending on minor)
Students majoring in criminal justice have 15 hours of free electives.
Students graduating with a BS degree in criminal justice must have satisfied a world community requirement and 24 of the hours must have been taken at UHD.
Have questions or need information? Contact:
Criminal Justice Academic Advising (C420):
|UHD Admissions & Records (350–S)||713-221-8522|
|UHD Financial Aid & Scholarships (330-S)||713-221-8041|
|UHD Career Services & Counseling (340-N)||713-221-8980|
|UHD Testing Services (280-S)||713-221-8027|
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