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Fall 2007

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

362 University Hall • Box 19595 • 817-272-3318 • www.uta.edu/criminology/
Degree RequirementsFacultyCourse Descriptions

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington is designed to strike a balance between theory and application. The department’s curriculum emphasizes the theoretical foundations necessary to understand human behavior; the criminal justice system; and the application of theoretical knowledge to the development and critical analysis of policy implications. The curriculum provides strong preparation for graduate work in both academic and professional programs and prepares students to more fully understand, analyze, and operate in a variety of settings within or related to the justice system.

The curriculum includes

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, 2314 or equivalent.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher)

Science

Eight hours in a single natural laboratory science (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women’s studies.

Major

Core (Required)

Students majoring in criminology and criminal justice must complete CRCJ 2334 or equivalent, or have permission of advisor, before taking other criminology and criminal justice courses. CRCJ required core courses consist of CRCJ 2334, 3336, 3338, 4301, 4332 or 4333, 4380, PSYC 1315, SOCI 1311, CRCJ 3350 or SOCI 3305, CRCJ 3300 or SOCI 3313 and SOCI 3352.

Major Electives

Twelve hours, at least nine of which must be CRCJ-prefix courses. CRCJ 2340, 2350, 3307, 3337, 3380, 3390, 4300, 4309, 4315, 4331 or 4332, 4345, 4352, 4387, 4388, 4389, 4390, 4394; HIST 4385; POLS 3331, 3333, 3335; PSYC 3303, 3318; SOCI 3322, 3357 and 4310.

Minor

18 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Electives

Sufficient to reach the total number of hours required for the degree.

Total 127 hours, at least 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Requirements for a Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice

A minor in criminology and criminal justice consists of 18 semester hours, at least 12 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Computer and Communication Competency

Computer Use: Students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice may demonstrate competency in computer use by taking either CSE 1301, INSY 2303, or any other course approved by the Undergraduate Assembly for this purpose. They may also demonstrate competency by passing the University proficiency examination in computer use.

Communication: Students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice may demonstrate competency in communication by taking either COMS 1301, 2305, 3302, 3315, or any other course approved by the Undergraduate Assembly for this purpose.

Requirements for the Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Bachelor’s Completion Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Program is offered via the UT TeleCampus and is designed with the criminal justice and law enforcement professional in mind. This 66-credit hour program, combined with the appropriate lower-division undergraduate course work, will lead to a bachelor’s degree from UT Arlington. To learn more about this program, please visit:http://www.telecampus.utsystem.edu/index.cfm/4,599,82,56,html

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Science

Eight hours in a single natural laboratory science (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women’s studies.

Major
CCJO 2310. Introduction to Criminal Justice (UTA)
CCJO 3312. Criminal Justice Administration (UTPB)
CCJO 3320. Research Methods (UTA)
CCJO 3322. Legal Aspects of Evidence (UTB)
CCJO 3326. Legal Aspects of Corrections (UTB)
CCJO 3332. Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (UTPB)
CCJO 3370. Ethnic and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice (UTA)CCJO 4316. Theories of Criminal Behavior (UTPB)
CCJO 4330. American Judicial Systems (UTA)
CCJO 4336. Comparative Criminal Justice System (UTA)
CCJO 4338. Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (UTB)
CCJO 4350. Institutional Corrections (UTA)
CCJO 4352. Criminal Careers and Behavior Systems (UTA)
CCJO 4354. Ethics in Criminal Justice (UTPB)
CCJO 4356. Probation and Parole (UTPB)
CCJO 4358. Principles of Law Enforcement Supervision (UTB)
CCJO 4360. Correctional Casework and Counseling (UTB)
CCJO 4362. Seminar of Issues in Law Enforcement (UTB)
CCJO 4364. Police and the Community (UTPB)
CCJO 4372. Drugs and Behavior (UTPB)

Students should select two of the following five courses to complete the major core requirements:

CCJO 3324. Genetics (UTEP)
CCJO 3374. Homicide and Capital Punishment (UTD)
CCJO 4300. Forensics DNA Analysis (UTEP)
CCJO 4366. Special Topics: Gangs (UTPB)
CCJO 4395. Toxicology (UTEP)

Note: UT Arlington denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Arlington; UTB denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Brownsville; UTPB denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Permian Basin; UTD denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Dallas; and UTEP denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at El Paso.

Electives

17 hours.

Total

127 hours.

Students will satisfy the computer and communications competencies during completion of the online core courses required for the BCRCJ degree.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty

Interim Chair

Associate Professor del Carmen

Associate Professor

Bing

Assistant Professors

Dobbs, Fowler, Rodriguez, Sarver, Stickels

Visiting Assistant Professors

Butler, Smith

Lecturers

Price, Segal


View Course Descriptions for: Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ), Criminology and Criminal Justice Online (CCJO)

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