B.A. Criminal Justice Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

 

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS Min. 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

Mathematics - 3

Select one course.

  • MATH 1143 Mathematical Concepts
  • MATH 1153 Mathematical Applications
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics or a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities - 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities

OR

  • HIST 1033 World History

AND one of the following:

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • LIT 2333 Introduction to Film
  • LIT 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Introduction to Music I
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture
  • PHILO 1453 Introduction to Philosophy

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3-4

  • SPAN 1054 Elementary Spanish I (or higher number)

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) to total 40

SOCIO 1003 Intro to Sociology

Criminal Justice Major 

(SOCIO 1003 Intro to Sociology is prerequisite for all other sociology courses. CRMJS 1113 is prerequisite for all other criminal justice courses.)

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REQUIRED COURSES - 21

Methods Courses (6 hours)

  • SOCSC 3853 Statistics for Social Science
  • SOCSC 3863 Fundamentals of Research
  • Criminal Justice (15 hours)
  • CRMJS 1113 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJS 3163 Sociology of Deviant & Crim Behavior
  • CRMJS 3243 Comp Criminal Justice System
  • CRMJS 4103 Juvenile Justice
  • CRMJS 415 U.S. Corrections

ELECTIVES - 15

Select 6 hours from:

  • CRMJS 1223 Intro to Law Enforcement
  • CRMJS 2503 Criminal Justice Administration
  • CRMJS 4143 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • POLSC 2623 Criminal Law & Procedure
  • POLSC 2803 Judicial Process

Select 6 hours from:

  • SOCIO 3043 Racial & Cultural Minorities
  • SOCIO 4033 Advanced Analysis of Social Problems
  • CRMJS 3353 The Criminal Mind
  • CRMJS 4333 Victimology

Select 3 hours from:

  • CRMJS 3803 Privatization of Criminal Justice
  • CRMJS 4913 Internship in Criminal Justice

(For juniors or seniors with prior approval)

Minor - 18-24

Electives to bring total to 120 - 20-26

TOTAL HOURS - 120

For the minor program, refer to the Criminal Justice

minor in the Minor Programs of Study.

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 120

Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 80

Minimum credit hours in upper-division

(3000/4000 courses) - 40

Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses)

in major completed at SWOSU - 8

Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30

Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.00

Minimum Grade Point Average in major - 2.00