B.A. in Criminal Justice

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select any history course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors II
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Criminal Justice Major Courses
CJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 2304Criminal Justice Administration3
CJ 2314Substantive Criminal Law3
CJ 2350Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CJ 3303International Justice System3
CJ 3330Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CJ 3332Statistics in Criminal Justice3
CJ 4301Legal Topics in Criminal Justice3
CJ Electives21
Select 7 non-required Criminal Justice courses (CJ 4303 recommended)
Select five elective courses from any discipline. SC 1311 recommended or courses from Sociology, Criminology, Political Science, Economics, or International Relations, or any minor.15
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing CJ 3330 or CJ 3332.
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
EN 13113Speech3
Fine Arts3Mathematics3
History3CJ 13013
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Literature3SMC 23XX 3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
CJ 23143CJ 23043
CJ 23503Elective (SC 1311 recommended)3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23023
CJ 33033CJ 33323
Select two CJ Electives6CJ 33303
 CJ Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013CJ Elective3
CJ 43013Select four Elective courses12
CJ Elective (CJ 4303 Internship in CJ advised)3 
Select two CJ Electives6 
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120