s.h. = semester hours
LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
10 - Communication - 6 semester hours
ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302
20 - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher
30 - Life and Physical Science - 7 semester hours
Natural Science - BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS or Bio/Physical Science
Natural Science w/ Lab
40 - Humanities - 3 semester hours
Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.
50 - Visual/Performing Arts - 3 semester hours
ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM
60 - American History - 6 semester hours
HIST 1301 or HIST 1302
70 - Political Science - 6 semester hours
PSCI 2305 or PSCI 2306
80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 semester hours
90-Institutionally Designated Option - 6 semester hours
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
COSC or BCIS
Criminal Justice Major Requirements
BS General Program Requirements - 8 semester hours
ENGL 3430 - Professional Writing*
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
Natural Science w/ Lab - 11 s.h. Natural Science (2 Labs)
CRIJ General Requirements - 36 semester hours
CRJI 1301 - Intro to CRIJ
CRIJ 1306 - Court Systems & Practices
CRIJ 1310 - Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CRIJ 2313 - Correctional Systems & Practices
CRIJ 2328 - Police Systems & Practices
CRIJ 3312 - Statistics for Criminal Justice (prereq: CRIJ 3324)*
CRIJ 3314 - Criminal Justice Administration (SPRING only)*
CRIJ 3316 - Ethics of Social Control (FALL only)*
CRIJ 3318 - Criminology (GATEWAY COURSE) (SPRING only)*
CRIJ 3324 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice I (FALL only) (prereq: CRIJ 3318)*
CRIJ 4320 - Senior Seminar (must be passed with a "C" or better, must be taken with UHV). (SPRING only)*
CRIJ Upper Division Elective
*No more than one grade below "C" in these 26 s.h. will be accepted toward graduation.
CRIJ Plan Electives - 15 semester hours
CRIJ Support Course - 3 semester hours
PSYC 4311 or PSYC 2319
LD/UD Free Electives and/or Minor - 15 semester hours
CRIJ 3312 & 3318 are gateway courses and must be taken within the first two semesters of upper level coursework.
All requirements for CRIJ 4320, Senior Seminar, including the CRIJ Senior Exam, must be passed with a letter grade of C" or better for a student to be certified for graduation. CRIJ 4320 must be taken at the University of Houston-Victoria.
s.h. = semester hours