Field of Study in Criminal Justice

Leading to the bachelor of criminal justice degree. 

The Field of Study in Criminal Justice (AA) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball.

The Field of Study curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas*. Credits earned in Field of Study curriculum transfer to other four year colleges in the state of Texas.

*Field of Study completion does not guarantee admission to a four-year institution in the state of Texas.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
HIST 1301 United States History to 1877 3
CRIJ 1301 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport 1
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II 3
HIST 1302 United States History Since 1877 OR 3
HIST 2301 Texas History  
Elective1   Creative Arts Elective 3
MATH1   Math Elective 3
CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Elective1   Life & Physical Science Elective 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3
CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems & Practices 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

16

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Elective1   Life & Physical Science Elective 4
CRIJ 2328 Police Systems & Practices 3
SPCH1   Speech Elective 3
Elective   Language, Philosophy, Culture Elective 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

16

Total Degree Credits

TOTAL Credits for Field of Study in Criminal Justice AA:

60


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