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Office: Technology Center, Room 212
Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 880-8023
Email: cj@lit.edu

Due to the increase in gangs narcotics trafficking and terrorism, Lamar Institute of Technology offers a Criminal Justice Security Threat Groups Associate of Applied Science Degree and a Certificate of Completion. The goal of the Criminal Justice Security Threat Groups Program is to educate individuals about the world of street gangs, military gangs, drug cartels, and their relationships with organized crime and terrorist groups.

All courses in the recommended program of study require a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Students may only substitute three courses in the degree program with the approval of their advisor.


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Criminial Justice Security Threat Groups
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
General Education Courses
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)3 : 3 : 0
 or 
MATH 1314College Algebra3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3 : 3 : 0
Program Requirements
CJLE 1327Interviewing and Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professions3 : 3 : 0
CJLE 2345Vice and Narcotics Investigation3 : 3 : 0
CJSA 1371Introduction to Security Threat Groups3 : 3 : 0
CJSA 1372Domestic and International Security Threat Groups3 : 3 : 0
CJSA 2335First Line Police Supervision3 : 3 : 0
CJSA 2371Globalization of Security Threat Groups3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 1301Introduction to Criminal Justice3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 1310Fundamentals of Criminal Law3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 2313Correctional Systems & Practices3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 2314Criminal Investigation3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 2323Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement3 : 3 : 0
 or 
CJSA 1371Introduction to Security Threat Groups3 : 3 : 0
CRIJ 2328Police Systems & Practices3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1306Social Problems3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 2336Criminology3 : 3 : 0
- Capstone course
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours60 : 60 : 0