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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Killeen, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) program from Texas A&M University Central Texas prepares students for positions in public and privates agencies and organizations at national, state, and local levels, such as law enforcement, community and institutional corrections, and research.
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Highly qualified faculty who have both real-world and scholarly experience lead the Criminal Justice program. 

These faculty leaders enrich your learning and prepare you for a variety or careers or continuing studies within the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Texas A&M University Central Texas.

Students in the program find a supportive environment that challenges and empowers them to explore their individual interests in the wide realm of study in contemporary criminal justice. 

The program’s diverse inventory of upper-level classes balances the major domains of criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, courts, victims, offenders, and practitioners.

Student Organizations

Membership in the Criminal Justice Association (CJA) is open to criminal justice and non-criminal justice members who are interested in the field and want to engage in service within the local community and region. Membership can help criminal justice majors gain field knowledge and propel their careers after graduation.

Honor society

Exemplary students can join TAMUCT's Omega Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice honor society).

Areas Of Study

  • Criminology
  • Delinquency
  • Supervision and management
  • Policing
  • Corrections (community and institutional)
  • Homeland security
  • Forensic investigations
  • Race, crime, and justice
  • Research methods
  • Applied ethics
  • Career Opportunities
  • Federal, state, and local law enforcement
  • Parks and wildlife management
  • Community corrections
  • Institutional corrections
  • Homeland security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Court Systems & Practices
  • Police Systems & Practices
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • Correctional Systems & Practices
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Supervision and Management
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Methods of Criminal Justice Research
  • Criminal Justice Senior Seminar
  • Social Science Proseminar
  • Race, Crime, and Justice
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social Science Statistics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 30 academic, college-level transferable semester hours
  • Must be eligible to return to all previously attended institutions
  • Applicants pursuing an Applied Science or Aviation Science degree may meet this requirement utilizing select workforce education credit from an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree upon completion of 45 hours, to include all general education courses within the AAS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7372 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2308 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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