2012-2013 General Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (Major Code 0103)

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This transfer guide is designed to prepare a student for academic transfer to a university where requirements for a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or corrections may be completed. It provides a pathway for criminal justice and TDCJ personnel to complete course requirements for the Associate of Arts degree that are applicable to a university baccalaureate program. Students should consult with the criminal justice faculty advisors when planning a course of study that will transfer to a university that offers criminal justice studies.

Students seeking qualifying hours to take the state licensure examination to become a Texas peace officer for local, county or state law enforcement agencies should refer to the Law Enforcement Technology or Police Academy program in this catalog. A student interested in preparing for the Texas Parks and Wildlife or similar agency work should consult with a faculty advisor to determine a course of study that best fits his or her individual needs.

Students can compete the recommended courses for the Associate of Arts degree through online instruction.  Students wishing to achieve their academic goals in this fashion should consult a faculty advisor to assist them.

Faculty advisors in the Law Enforcement Technology program include Randy Robertson, assistant professor of law enforcement (806-716-2342), Joe Wise, associate professor of law enforcement (806-716-2356), Kenny Burns, assistant professor of law enforcement (806-716-2357), and Jimmy Richey, assistant professor of law enforcement (806-716-2335).

Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 18/19

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 18/19


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 or CJLE 1172 during the first semester of enrollment.
**CTE related courses that may be articulated with high school.
***Consult CJ/LE advisor for proper choice of courses.  If considering Conservation Law Enforcement degree at Texas Tech University, BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407 should be the Natural Science choices.
****The substitution of PHED 1304 may be made for students who have completed at least 90% of their degree requirements at a South Plains College extension center or via the Internet.  In this situation, only (1) three-hour course is required, otherwise students must take (2) one-hour PHED activity courses.  Military veterans who present a DDR-214 shall receive (2) semester hours credit toward their physical education core requirements.
***** Students may substitute CRIJ 1307, CRIJ 1313, or CRIJ 2301 at the discretion of CJ/LE advisors.
******The following courses may be taken to satisfy the CJ/LE elective: CJLE 1119, CJLE 1171, CJLE 1211, CJLE 2237, CJLE 2345, CJLE 1333 or any CRIJ course not already completed.


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