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BAAS Degree Requirements

  • This program is based on the 2010-2011 UHD Catalog.
  • Students must hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that includes an integrated block of workforce development technical/occupational courses in field or the American Council on Education (ACE) equivalent.
  • Currently enrolled UHD students whose GPA is 2.0 or higher at UHD or the last institution may declare a BAAS major in Criminal Justice.


Common Core Requirements (42 hours)

ENG 1301 (010) Composition I
ENG 1302 (010) Composition II
COMM (011) Speech Communication
MATH 1301/1310 (020) College Algebra or higher level MATH course
NAT’L SCI (030) Natural Science Courses (2 semesters)
ENG 23XX (040) Literature/Humanities (3 hours, sophomore level)
FINE ARTS (050) Fine Arts (3 hours - Art, Drama, or Music)
HIST 1305 (060) United States History to 1877 (or equivalent)
HIST 1306 (060) United States History after 1877 (or equivalent)
POLS 2303 (070) U.S. Government I (TX/US Constitutions)
POLS 2304 (070) U.S. Government II (TX/US Institutions)
SOC/BEHAV. SCI. (080) Course selected from: ANTH 2301/2302; CJ 1301; ECO 1301; GEOG 1301/1302; PSY1303; or SOC 1303
CIS 1301 (090) Introduction to Computer Based Systems (or equivalent)

Courses in technical major from transcript for AAS Degree or ACE Equivalency (36 hrs)



BAAS Criminal Justice Major Requirements: (12 hrs)

60 completed hours and declared BAAS major

CJ 3301 Criminology (writing intensive course)
CJ 3303 Criminal Justice Cornerstone
CJ 3311 Ethics of Social Control (writing intensive course)
CJ 4370 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice


Prescribed Elective Courses: (Select 6 courses from the courses listed below) (18 hrs)

CJ 3302 Criminal Investigation
CJ 3304 Criminal Law
CJ 3305 Criminal Evidence and Procedure
CJ 3306 Crime and Delinquency
CJ 3307 Community Oriented Policing
CJ 3308 Juvenile Justice System
CJ 3312 Institution-Based Corrections
CJ 3313 Community Based Corrections
CJ 3316 Victimology
CJ 3317 Race and Crime
CJ 3318 Sex Crimes
CJ 3319 Legal Research
CJ 4301 Police Management
CJ 4302 Organized Crime
CJ 4303 Vice, Drugs, and the Law
CJ 4304 White Collar Crime
CJ 4305 Correctional Counseling
CJ 4307 Rights of the Convicted
CJ 4306 Domestic Terrorism
CJ 4313 International Criminal Justice
CJ 4314 Women and the Criminal Justice System
CJ 4390 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (may be taken more than once for different topics)

Free Upper Division Electives (12 hrs)

Select 4 upper level (3000/4000 level courses) courses. They may be from any area. Prerequisites may apply, so be sure to read the catalog.



Total number of hours required for BAAS with major in Criminal Justice: 120 hrs


Have questions or need information? Contact:

Criminal Justice Academic Advising (C420):
Phone: 713-221-8906

UHD Admissions & Records (350–S) 713-221-8522
UHD Financial Aid & Scholarships (330-S) 713-221-8041
UHD Career Services & Counseling (340-N) 713-221-8980
UHD Testing Services (280-S) 713-221-8027



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