SCIENCE w/ LAB
SCIENCE w/ LAB
CRCJ 3000/4000 Elective
CRCJ 3000/4000 Elective
CRCJ 4332 or 4333
CRCJ 3340 (PRE-REQ)
CRCJ 3000/4000 ELEC
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS
Beginning the Journey
Trailblazing the Path
Be Bold. Be Ambitious. Set Yourself Apart.
Join the Criminal Justice National Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma (APS).
Join the Society of Criminal Justice Students (SCJS).
Make connections with peers in your classes.
Attend departmental and student organization mixers and activities.
Ask faculty members if they have opportunities for paid or unpaid research assistants.
*You can ask your freshman advisor about what these requirements are
Global Mavericks Program
Language exchange program
Consider adding a minor in another field of interest, such as Crime Forensics or Law and Legal Studies.
Consider taking a service learning or study abroad course.
Meet with your CRCJ advisor each semester to
Take leadership roles in student projects and a student organization in your career field
Grant proposal development seminar
Meet with your CRCJ advisor to review any transition requirements.
Familiarize yourself with the degree plan and program requirements.
Verify you are on the CRCJ listserv to get all of the departmental announcements.
Attend Criminal Justice Week events.
Apply for CRCJ scholarships via ScholarShop.
Consider running for an officer position in SCJS.
Consider running for an officer position in APS.
Attend the Internship Fair and All-Majors Career Fair to begin exploring post-graduation opportunities.
Attend a regional conference, such as the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice.
Attend a national conference, such as the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Plan to attend your graduation ceremony and UTA
Investigate requirements for full-time jobs in your preferred field of interest.
Ask faculty members for recommendations based on your performance in their classes.
Assess what experience you are missing and fill in gaps with volunteering, clubs, or internships.
Visit the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center to finalize your resume.
Alternative Break trips
Service learning with major classes
All majors job fair
Federal work study programs
The Lockheed Martin Career
Involve professor and business leaders to conduct research in a needed area of your field
Begin exploring career options and/or graduate school.
Meet with your advisor prior to your final semester to ensure you have not missed any required courses.
Apply for graduation.
Discuss graduate school options with CRCJ faculty and your advisor.
Participate in Test Drive to sit in a graduate class and see how you like it.
Prepare to take any required tests, such as the GRE or LSAT.
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities.
Engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers.
Meet with a career consultant.
Network with employers.
Discover internships and co-ops.
Apply for on-campus employment.
Join Handshake, our career services platform.
Participate in career development programs.
Ability to Identify and Analyze Social Problems and Develop Solutions
Case and Trial Preparation
Considerations of Gender and Race
Crime Scene Investigation
Criminal Investigation, Including Theory and History, Conduct at Crime Scenes, Sources of Information, Collection and Preservation of Evidence
Knowledge of Legal Structures and Nature of Crimes
Processes Involved in the Criminal Justice System; The Rules of Evidence, Laws of Arrest Search and Seizure, and the Judicial Process from Offense to Conviction
Research, Strategies, and Scientific Methodology
Computer Forensics Investigator
Crime Scene Investigator
Fish and Game Warden
Forensic Science Technician
Management Municipal Positions
Probation and Community Control Officer
State and Federal Agencies
Crime Lab Analyst
What career options do I have with this major?
Critical Thinking: Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by using sound reasoning before forming a strategy, decision, or opinion.
Leadership: Takes initiative, demonstrates effective decision-making and informed risk-taking, and motivates and encourages participation from others to work toward a shared vision.
Professionalism: Display effective work habits, high integrity, and ethical behavior. Possess the ability to demonstrate skills confidently and apply talents to achieve professional success.
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