Criminal Justice


Field of Study Curriculum for Criminal Justice – CJ4

The Criminal Justice Field of Study curriculum has been adopted to meet the needs of students transferring into a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program, majoring in criminal justice. The Field of Study courses will constitute a semester credit hour transfer block to any public Texas four-year college or university. Students will gain basic knowledge about law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and criminal law.

Field of Study Required Courses (15 SCH)

• Criminal Justice
- CRIJ 1301 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
- CRIJ 1306 – Court Systems and Practices
- CRIJ 1310 – Fundamentals of Criminal Law
- CRIJ 2313 – Correctional Systems and Practices
- CRIJ 2328 – Police System and Practices

Core (41 SCH)

• Mathematics – 3 SCH
- MATH 1332 – Contemporary Mathematics I Or
- MATH 1314 – College Algebra
• Communication – 6 SCH
- ENGL 1301 – English Composition I
- ENGL 1302 – English Composition II
• Oral Communication – 3 SCH
- SPCH choose one from:
• SPCH 1318 – Interpersonal Communications
• SPCH 1321 – Business and Professional Communication or
• Life and Physical Sciences – 8 SCH
- Choose two Life and Physical Sciences courses from the Core
• American History – 6 SCH
- HIST 1301 – History of the United States to 1877
- HIST 1302 – History of the United States Since 1877
• Government/Political Science – 6 SCH
- GOVT 2305 – Federal Government
- GOVT 2306 – Texas Government
• Social/Behavioral Science – 3 SCH
- Choose one from SBS Core
• Creative Arts/LPC – 6 SCH
- Choose one from Creative Arts: from the Core
- Choose one from Language Philosophy, and Culture: from the Core

Other (3 SCH)
• COSC 1301 – Introduction to Computing

Elective (3 SCH)
• CRIJ Elective

Total SCH for the Criminal Justice Field of Study: 62

Contact: Oris Buckner at 281.425.6463, obuckner@lee.edu for specific degree information.

LP Science = Life and Physical Science
LPC = Language, Philosophy and Culture
GOVT PS = Government/Political Science
SBS = Social/Behavioral Science