May 27, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice B.A./B.S.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree/Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

May be either depending on option selected; see the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees ” section of this catalog.

Major in Criminal Justice

(Major Codes: 133, 834, 835)

Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary program. Students select a major track in administration, corrections (community supervision, prison, parole) or policing.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.


Students transferring into the Criminal Justice Program may transfer the following courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRIJ 1301 ), Court Systems and Practices (CRIJ 1306 ), Fundamentals of Criminal Law (CRIJ 1310 ), Correctional Systems and Practices (CRIJ 2313) and Police Systems and Practices (CRIJ 2328 ). An additional six hours of selected academic classes may be accepted upon individual review.

Transfer Students

Transfer students should be aware that some of the courses required for an associate degree in criminal justice may not apply to baccalaureate degree requirements.

Online Degree

Students may complete criminal justice degree in administration online.

Required Criminal Justice Courses for Emphasis

Required Courses from Other Departments

All criminal justice majors must take SOCI 1301 .

B.A. or B.S. Requirements (6-12 hours)


Take additional electives as needed to total 39 hours of advanced work (3000- or 4000-level courses) from WTAMU and 120 hours overall.


For information about the master of arts (M.A.) degree in criminal justice studies, refer to the “Graduate Catalog”.

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides

Degree checklists and curriculum guides (suggested course sequences) are available by linking to the Advising Services Degree Checklists webpage.

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