Aug 25, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BAAS


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Beth Sanders, PhD., Chair
C340G, 713-221-5856

Ashley Blackburn, Ph.D., Assistant Chair
C340, 713-222-5326

CPS Academic Advising
C420, 713-221-8906

Major in Criminal Justice

The BAAS in Criminal Justice provides a seamless transfer from community colleges for AAS graduates, however, students do not have to complete an AAS degree in order to be admitted into the BAAS in Criminal Justice program..

Program Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BAAS in Criminal Justice will be able to:

  • Critically analyze crime and justice issues.
  • Apply criminological and justice system theories to the study of crime and justice.
  • Communicate effectively about criminal justice topics.
  • Analyze criminal justice ethical dilemmas and develop sound courses of action.

Degree Requirements


The BAAS Degree requires a minimum of 120 hours. At least 25% of the semester credit hours must be earned through instruction offered by UH-Downtown. At least 18 hours must reflect approved upper-level courses. 30 semester credit hours must be taken at UH-Downtown. The degree requires a minimum of 24 upper-level criminal justice hours earned at UH-Downtown. An overall minimum grade point average of 2.0 at UH-Downtown is required for graduation, and a minimum average of 2.0 must be maintained in the upper-level hours in the major.

Common Core Requirements (42 hours)


Must meet Common Core Requirements  listed in this Catalog.

BAAS Technical Course Requirements (36 hours)


Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree will be given 36 hours of transfer credit for this area. Students who have earned a Texas Basic Peace Officer Certificate from a TCOLE approved peace officer academy will be given 20 hours of transfer credit for this area.

Free Upper Division Electives (12 hours)


Select 4 upper level courses. They may be from any area. Prerequisites may apply. Electives are an important part of the degree program and should be selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

Total: (120 hours)


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