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MAJORS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

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; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ - Lower Level Elec2 3
Creative Arts* 3
Foreign Language3 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture* 3
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab* 1
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CAO III - Communication 3
CRIJ 2329 - Fund of Criminal Law 3
PSCI - American Politics5 3
Foreign Language3 3
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab 1
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ - Research Methods5 3
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective6 3
PSCI 3313 - Classical Pol Philosophy 3
PSCI - Adv PSCI Elective7 3
SOCI 3336 - Criminology 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ 4325 - Statistics in Criminal Justice 3
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective6 3
PSCI 3314 - Modern Political Philosophy 3
PSCI - International Relations8 3
PSCI - Adv PSCI Elective7 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective6 3
PSCI 4311 - Constitutional Law 3
PSCI - Comparative Politics9 3
PSCI - Comp/Intl PSCI Elective10 3
General Elective 2
Total 14
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CRIJ 4321 - Senior Pro Seminar 3
CRIJ - Adv CRIJ Elective6 3
PSCI 4351 - Senior Seminar in PSCI 3
PSCI - Adv PSCI Elective7 3
   
Total 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra. MATH 1342, Introductory Statistics, strongly recommended.
2Lower level Criminal Justice elective, select 3 SCH from CRIJ 1306 or CRIJ 2313 or CRIJ 2328.
3Foreign Language/Study Abroad, 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 levle. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-appoved Study Abroad program while living for at least 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
4American Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3320 or 4312 or 4313 or 4320.
5
Research Methods, select 3SCH from CRIJ 3305 or PSCI 3301 or SOCI 3305.
6Advance CRIJ electives select 12 SCH from any 3000-4000 level CRIJ (or 9 SCH may be from 5000 level CRIJ course if admitted to the BS/MS).
7Advanced PSCI, select 9 SCH at the 3000 level or above (or higher fro BA/MA students) not used for any other requirement.
8International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305 or 3310.
9Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335 or 4340.
10Comparative/International Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4309, or 4321 (when the topic is Comparative or International); this requirement may also be met by the "second" or unused course in the Comparative Politics or International Relations required course sequence (footnotes 8 and 9 above).

Note: See information on the combined BA/MA degree in Political Science or BS/MS degree in Criminal Justice.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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