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Academics

Criminal Justice (B.A.S.)

The Adult Education Program at East Texas Baptist University is designed for non-traditional students who wish to finish their undergraduate degree in a Christ-centered environment with academic integrity.

Our program recognizes that adults will need to balance their educational goals with family, work, and other life events. Students enrolled in the Adult Education program can earn a degree that will provide opportunities for online or on-campus learning.

The Adult Education program at East Texas Baptist University is designed for non-traditional students who wish to finish their undergraduate degree in a Christ-centered environment with academic integrity. This program recognizes that adults will need to balance their educational goals with family, work, and other life events. Students enrolled in the Adult Education program can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree that will accept transfer credit from other accredited colleges and universities and will provide opportunities for on-line or on-campus learning. Students may also earn course credit through the development of a portfolio based on learning in prior work experience, individual and other types of study, prior academic experience, and transfer credit in fields which are not offered at ETBU. These options will help adult students finish a degree in a shorter time frame than most traditional programs.
Admission Requirements:

  1. Students must be a minimum of twenty-four (24) years of age before matriculation to the University.
  2. Meet with an assigned advisor to develop an academic plan.

Courses

Requirements for the B.A.S. in Criminal Justice

Total hours needed to graduate – 120

  • General Education hours – 33
  • Hours in Major – 33
  • Minor or Concentration – 18-21
  • Electives – 32-35

Portfolio

  • Must enroll in GSTU 3100
  • Maximum hours of portfolio credit hours given - 32
  • Portfolio hours do not count as hours earned at ETBU
  • Credit may be earned for hours in the major

Notes

  • Must complete 39 advance hours (Junior/Senior level courses)
  • 33 must be earned at ETBU
  • A minimum of 12 advanced hours in the major must be earned at ETBU
General Requirements for B.A.S.

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREES
General Education Requirements - 34 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 4 hours
Mathematics - 3 hours
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318.3

Available Major

AVAILABLE MAJOR
Integrated Criminal Justice Major Requirements
Completion of thirty-three (33) semester hours, with a selected concentration or minor:
CJUS 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice System
CJUS 1306 Courts and Criminal Procedure
CJUS 1311 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CJUS/SOCI 1313 Juvenile Justice System
CJUS/SOCI 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices *
CJUS 2314 Police Systems and Practices
CJUS/SOCI 3303 Criminology
PSYC/SOCI 3307 Seminar on Moral, Ethical, and Religious Issues
SOCI 3309 Minority Groups
Six (6) additional advanced hours in criminal justice or forensic science
 *Students with a Law Enforcement Concentration will take CJUS 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement in lieu of CJUS/SOCI 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices.