Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree which provides the opportunity for comprehensive study of criminal justice, and a Minor in Criminal Justice. Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree may pursue professional careers in government or the private sector as well as apply for admission to law or graduate schools.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. Criminal Justice majors, through consultation with faculty advisors, should choose elective courses from Core Curriculum requirements that will enhance their awareness of the complex social and cultural issues confronting contemporary American society.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Criminal Justice must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

CRJ 1113 The American Criminal Justice System may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as a major requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.A. degree in Criminal Justice must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of "C-" or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System

Major Degree Requirements (78 semester credit hours)

All required and elective CRJ courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better to count towards a major in Criminal Justice.

A. Criminal Justice Core (18 semester credit hours)

1. 9 semester credit hours of required courses:
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
CRJ 2153Criminological Theory3
CRJ 3013Research Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice3
2. 9 semester credit hours of CRJ upper-division electives, with at least 3 credits chosen from each of the sub-areas:
Sub-Area 1: Policing (3 semester credit hours)
CRJ 3123Investigations3
CRJ 4413Contemporary Police Practices3
CRJ 4443Special Topics in Policing3
Sub-Area 2: Courts (3 semester credit hours)
CRJ 3623Substantive Criminal Law3
CRJ 4633Constitutional Criminal Procedure3
CRJ 4863Special Topics in Courts3
Sub-Area 3: Corrections (3 semester credit hours)
CRJ 3533Community Corrections3
CRJ 4603Institutional Corrections3
CRJ 4663Special Topics in Corrections3

B. Non-Core Criminal Justice Coursework 

18 credit hours semester credit hours of non-core criminal justice courses chosen from the following courses: 

CRJ 2213Introduction to Policing3
CRJ 2513Introduction to Corrections3
CRJ 2813Introduction to Courts and the Legal System3
CRJ 3123Investigations3
CRJ 3213Managing Criminal Justice Organizations3
CRJ 3233Introduction to Forensic Science3
CRJ 3533Community Corrections3
CRJ 3563Juvenile Justice3
CRJ 3573Restorative Justice3
CRJ 3623Substantive Criminal Law3
CRJ 3713Ethics in Criminal Justice Practice3
CRJ 4303Victimology3
CRJ 4403Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice3
CRJ 4413Contemporary Police Practices3
CRJ 4443Special Topics in Policing3
CRJ 4453Drugs and Crime3
CRJ 4463Gender and Crime3
CRJ 4603Institutional Corrections3
CRJ 4633Constitutional Criminal Procedure3
CRJ 4653White Collar Crime3
CRJ 4663Special Topics in Corrections3
CRJ 4703Life Course Criminology3
CRJ 4833Violent Crime3
CRJ 4843Study Abroad: International Criminal Justice3
CRJ 4863Special Topics in Courts3
CRJ 4913Independent Study3
CRJ 4953Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Criminology3
CRJ 4993Honors Thesis3

C. Criminal Justice Internship (3 semester credit hours)

CRJ 4933Internship in Criminal Justice3
3 semester credit hours of CRJ 4933 Internship in Criminal Justice taken in consultation with the Department’s internship coordinator once the prerequisites are satisfied (students are encouraged to complete at least 90 credit hours prior to enrolling). 3 semester credit hours of appropriate upper-division coursework may be taken in lieu of the internship if a student has relevant and documented full-time employment of at least one year in duration in a justice-related agency or is unable to obtain a placement in an agency due to verifiable personal circumstances or background issues. May be repeated for an additional 3 credit hours with a different internship work site in a subsequent semester. Prerequisites to CRJ 4933 are CRJ 1113 The American Criminal Justice System, CRJ 2153 Criminological Theory, and CRJ 3013 Research Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice.

D. Electives (39 semester credit hours)

39 semester credit hours of electives, of which 15 must be 3000 or 4000 level courses. 

Course Sequence Guide for Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Criminal Justice degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System 3
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
Spring
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
Non-Core CRJ 3
Elective 3
Second Year
Fall
CRJ 2153Criminological Theory 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
Elective 3
Spring
CRJ 3013Research Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice 3
University Core 3
University Core 3
Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Third Year
Fall
University Core 3
Major Core 3
Non-Core CRJ 3
Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Spring
Major Core 3
Non-Core CRJ 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Major Core 3
Non-Core CRJ 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Spring
CRJ 4933Internship in Criminal Justice 3
Non-Core CRJ 3
Non-Core CRJ 3
Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Minor in Criminal Justice

All students pursuing a Minor in Criminal Justice must complete 21 semester credit hours (only available for non-Criminal Justice majors).

A. Required Courses (15 semester credit hours)
1. 6 semester credit hours from the following: 6
The American Criminal Justice System
Criminological Theory
2. 9 semester credit hours of CRJ electives, with at least 3 credits chosen from each of the sub-areas:9
Sub-Area 1: policing (3 semester credit hours)
Introduction to Policing
Investigations
Contemporary Police Practices
Special Topics in Policing
Sub-Area 2: Courts (3 semester credit hours)
Introduction to Courts and the Legal System
Substantive Criminal Law
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Special Topics in Courts
Sub-Area 3: Corrections (3 semester credit hours)
Introduction to Corrections
Community Corrections
Institutional Corrections
Special Topics in Corrections
B. Elective Courses (6 semester credit hours)
6 semester credit hours of non-criminal justice core electives which must be upper-division (3000 and 4000 level) Criminal Justice (CRJ) electives. These electives will be selected by the student to reflect his or her specific interests. 6
Total Credit Hours21

To declare a Minor in Criminal Justice, obtain advice, obtain lists of relevant courses, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

Criminal Justice (CRJ) Courses

CRJ 1113. The American Criminal Justice System. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CRIJ 1301)

Philosophy and history of criminal justice in America; examination of criminal justice agencies operating as an interacting system: police and security agencies, courts, and corrections. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 2153. Criminological Theory. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CRIJ 1307)

A multidisciplinary survey of theories of crime causation and social control. Major topics covered include: theory construction, theory-methods, symmetry, evaluating theory, theoretical integration, and applied criminology. (Formerly titled "Nature of Crime and Justice.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 2213. Introduction to Policing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CRIJ 2328)

An introduction to American policing organizations (public and private), history of policing, modern community policing practices, and important trends in law enforcement. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CRJ 2513. Introduction to Corrections. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CRIJ 2313)

A study of the history, philosophy, and practice of corrections in America. Theories and practices of incarceration; legal and administrative issues surrounding imprisonment and the death penalty. (Formerly titled "Corrections: Theory and Practice.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 2813. Introduction to Courts and the Legal System. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CRIJ 1306)

Examines state and federal American court systems, their powers, remedies, limitations, and procedures; and the contributions of courts to governance. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 3013. Research Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students with an opportunity to be knowledgeable consumers of criminal justice research. Provides an overview of principles of scientific inquiry, research designs, and statistical concepts and techniques. Introduction to interpretation of data analysis and preparation of research reports. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CRJ 3123. Investigations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of the investigative process. Focus on the history, structure, and success rates of investigation units, theories of investigation, and the information that is used to produce case clearances. (Formerly CRJ 4123. Credit cannot be earned for both CRJ 3123 and CRJ 4123.) (Formerly titled "Concepts of Investigations").

CRJ 3213. Managing Criminal Justice Organizations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examines bureaucratic, political and other characteristics of justice organizations through a review of theories of public administration and organizational behavior. Applies theories to problems and policies encountered in managing criminal justice agencies. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 3233. Introduction to Forensic Science. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Enrollment limited to upper-division criminal justice majors. This course will expose students to the nature of physical evidence and its part in our criminal justice system, an introduction to basic scientific and legal principles involved with the utilization of physical evidence, and exposure to specific items of physical evidence to include their components, manufacture, methods of analysis, and value in case work. (Formerly CRJ 3133. Credit cannot be earned for both CRJ 3233 and CRJ 3133.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 3533. Community Corrections. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

History, philosophy, and practice of community supervision of offenders. Examination of various intermediate punishments including boot camps, intensive probation supervision, electronic monitoring, restitution, and community service. (Formerly titled "Probation, Parole and Intermediate Sanctions.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 3563. Juvenile Justice. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of the history of adolescence and the development of the juvenile justice system. An in-depth study of police, courts and corrections as applied to youth. Consideration of youth as both offenders and victims. Topics include child abuse, youth gangs, waiver/transfer of youth to the adult court and juvenile offending. Generally offered: Fall.

CRJ 3573. Restorative Justice. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Provides students with a detailed study of the principles and practices of restorative justice aimed at creating a just peace within a community, a just public order for the community, vindication for victims and opportunities for accountability and restoration to offenders. Generally offered: Fall.

CRJ 3623. Substantive Criminal Law. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Jurisprudential philosophy and case study of common law and statutory crimes. Includes functions and development of substantive criminal law, elements of specific offenses, and defenses. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 3713. Ethics in Criminal Justice Practice. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of major schools of ethics theory; sources of ethical and philosophical foundations for criminal justice functions; common quandaries confronting officers, supervisors, and executives in justice organizations. Examines the role of criminal justice within modern civil societies.

CRJ 4303. Victimology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. This course will familiarize students with victimology concepts, theories, and literature as a field of study within criminology. Topics may include nature and incidence of victimization, victim and offender relationships, victim justice, victim rights and services. Consideration may be given to responses to victims with special needs and crime prevention strategies. (Formerly titled "Victims and the Justice System").

CRJ 4403. Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. This course examines experiences of racial and ethnic groups in the criminal justice system. Topics include: the nature and extent of overrepresentation by racial and ethnic minorities as justice system clients, culture-specific crime and victimization patterns, research evidence and theoretical explanations for these patterns. (Formerly CRJ 4313. Credit cannot be earned for both CRJ 4403 and CRJ 4313).

CRJ 4413. Contemporary Police Practices. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. A survey of leading research-based law enforcement practices for crime prevention and problem solving. This course covers a variety of policing strategies for crime control including community policing, problem solving, evidence-based practices, and police-community relations. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 4443. Special Topics in Policing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. Considers special topics in policing and crime prevention not ordinarily evaluated in depth in other courses. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. (Formerly titled "Special Topics in Policing and Crime Prevention.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 4453. Drugs and Crime. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. An overview of the scope and role of drugs in society and the relationship between illicit substances and crime. Leading theories of drug use and enforcement will be surveyed. Major topics include: the social construction of drug issues, the war on drugs, drug control policy, and the function of drugs in popular cultural mediums. Contemporary topics to be examined include: asset forfeiture, the confidential informant role in drug enforcement, drug ethnography, corrections-based substance abuse treatment, and drug enforcement strategies.

CRJ 4463. Gender and Crime. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. This course examines gender differences in criminal offending and victimization. Topics also include traditional and gender-specific theories offered to explain female involvement in crime, the experience of female victims and offenders in the criminal justice system, and women working in the criminal justice system. (Formerly CRJ 4313. Credit cannot be earned for both CRJ 4463 and CRJ 4313.).

CRJ 4603. Institutional Corrections. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. This course introduces students to theory and research in the areas of institutional corrections and penology. Topics include the history of the use of incarceration in the United States, the influence of sentencing philosophies and practices on incarceration, the organization and management of prisons, and critical issues related to prison staff and inmates.

CRJ 4633. Constitutional Criminal Procedure. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. A procedurally oriented discussion of criminal law, including law of arrest, search and seizure, preliminary examination, bail, the grand jury, indictment and information, arraignment, trial, and review. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJ 4653. White Collar Crime. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. Study of the theory, nature, scope, and impact of occupational, political, and organizational/corporate crime. Comparison of white collar crime to street crime. Examination of the structural foundations for these types of crimes and current and future systems for control of white collar crimes. Generally offered: Fall.

CRJ 4663. Special Topics in Corrections. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. Considers special topics in corrections not ordinarily evaluated in depth in other courses. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree. (Formerly titled "Special Topics in Corrections and Juvenile Justice.") Generally offered: Spring.

CRJ 4703. Life Course Criminology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. Life course criminology has developed into a leading theoretical framework for studying criminal offenders. This course provides an overview of age-graded explanations of antisocial conduct and cutting-edge empirical research on the causes of antisocial behavior during various developmental periods including childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The role of both biology and the environment in explaining antisocial conduct over the lifespan is emphasized, and the implications of this research for developing age-appropriate interventions are explored.

CRJ 4833. Violent Crime. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. Examination of various forms of violence including homicide, robbery, assault and rape. Discussion of major theories of violent personal behavior and examination of historical and current data on violent crime. Consideration of rates of violent crime, how these rates have changed, and factors that contribute to violent crimes. Generally offered: Spring.

CRJ 4843. Study Abroad: International Criminal Justice. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A lecture/seminar course associated with a study abroad program related to the study of cross-cultural differences in crime and applications of criminal justice systems and practice. Involves international travel and field trips. May be repeated for credit when the destination country varies.

CRJ 4863. Special Topics in Courts. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. Considers special topics in courts and adjudication not ordinarily evaluated in depth in other courses. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree (Formerly titled "Special Topics in Legal Issues and Adjudication.") Generally offered: Fall.

CRJ 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a tenured/tenure-track faculty member (this course may not be taken under the direction of an Adjunct Instructor). Students are encouraged to approach this course with a specific topic in mind. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CRJ 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a tenured/tenure-track faculty member (this course may not be taken under the direction of an Adjunct Instructor). Students are encouraged to approach this course with a specific topic in mind. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CRJ 4933. Internship in Criminal Justice. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CRJ 1113, CRJ 2153, and CRJ 3013; consent of academic advisor and Internship Coordinator. Students are encouraged to complete at least 90 semester credit hours prior to enrolling in this course. Supervised experience in an administrative setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in justice-related agencies. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester when agency setting varies, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CRJ 4953. Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Criminology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. (Formerly titled "Special Studies in Criminal Justice.") Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

CRJ 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3013 with a grade of "C-" or higher. Enrollment limited to candidates for Honors in Criminal Justice during the last two semesters; completion of honors examination and approval by the honors program coordinator. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once with advisor’s approval.