B.A. in Forensic Science - Criminology Option

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

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
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
College Algebra
Foreign Language6
Select one of the following options:
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
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Science4
General Biology for Majors I
Theology3
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
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX course
B.A. Forensic Science-Criminology Option Major Courses
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
BL 2233Cell & Molecular Methods2
BL 2330Genetic Principles3
BL 2332Cell Biology3
BL 3442Forensic Osteology4
or BL 3420 Anatomy
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
EX 3112Selected Topics (Medical Terminology)1
SC 1311Introductory Sociology3
CJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CR 3325Criminology3
CR 3330Research Methods in Criminal Justice3
CR 3332Statistics in Criminology3
or SC 3381 Introductory Statistics
CR 3335Survey of Forensic Science3
CR 3336Crime Scene Investigation3
CR 3337Forensic Criminology3
CR 3338Forensic Lab Techniques3
CR 3339Forensic Victimology3
CR 3360Sex Crimes & Violent Crimes3
CR 4308Internship in Forensic Science3
Criminology Elective CR 33XX/43XX (CR 3314 Recommended)3
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 Hours125
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfill this requirement.

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

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX3EN 13113
Speech3BL 14024
BL 14014CH 14024
CH 14014SC 13113
ND 01010 
 17 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
SMC 13XX3Literature3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
Advanced Science Electice BL/CH/PY4MT 13033
CR 33353BL 31411
 CR 33363
 16 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
SMC 23XX3Advanced Theology3
BL 34424BL 34304
CR 33253CJ 13013
CR 33323CR 33383
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013Fine Arts3
CR 33303History/Social Science3
CR 33373Advanced Science Elective BL/CH/PY4
CR 33603CR 33393
Criminology Elective CR 33XX/43XX3CR 43083
 15 16
Total Semester Hours 129