- Cisco Junior College Cooperative Programs in Human Services and Criminal
who have been pursuing programs in Human Services and Criminal Justice
at Cisco Junior College are allowed to transfer their course work to McMurry
University and, after taking additional coursework as specified, to emerge
with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Human Services or Criminal
Justice. General requirements for this degree can be found in the current
catalog and include the following: (1) completion of 126 semester hours;
(2) a minimum of 40 advanced semester hours; (3) adequate participation
in the university core curriculum. Students in the Human Services and
Criminal Justice programs must complete 8 semester hours of college Spanish.
who have completed their Associate degree in Human Services at C.J.C.
may transfer their required semester hours in Human Services coursework
(40-49 hours, depending on the specific program) which will constitute
their major. Other course work may also transfer and will be accepted
for credit toward the core, the minor, or electives, in accordance with
students who have not completed all of C.J.C.'s Human Services degree
requirements, but who seek the B.S. degree from McMurry in Human Services
must transfer a minimum of 40 semester hours of Human Services coursework
to constitute the major. Up to six semester hours of McMurry Sociology
coursework, as specified by the Department of Sociology, may be substituted
if the incoming student has less than 40 hours of Human Services credit.
Human Services majors must minor in either Sociology or Psychology.
who completed Cisco's Criminal Justice degree will transfer a minimum
of 21 semester hours in Criminal Justice coursework, which will serve
as part of their major. Students transferring lesshan 36 semester hours
of Criminal Justice coursework are required to take additional courses
to give them a minimum of 36 semester hours for this major. These courses
are to be chosen from Political Science 3370 (Jurisprudence), Political
Science 3340 (Public Administration), Psychology 4300 (Abnormal Psychology),
Psychology 3390 (Drugs and Behavior), Sociology 3390 (Criminal Justice
System), and Sociology 3392 (Social Welfare). Students who have accumulated
Criminal Justice credits without completing the degree requirements at
C.J.C. may also transfer to McMurry and obtain a degree in Criminal Justice,
as long as they have satisfactorily completed at least 21 semester hours
of coursework, to be transferred toward the major. Other requirements
are as stated above. Students are not restricted in their choice of minor
for the criminal Justice degree, but are encouraged to consult with their
advisor in making this decision.
University - Cisco Junior College Cooperative Program in Business Administration
who have completed Cisco's Management Development program may transfer
up to 60 hours of coursework from Cisco Junior College. The required and
elective courses taken at Cisco may be in the area of the major or general
education requirements. The precise number of hours and courses that must
be taken at McMurry can only be determined after a transcript evaluation.
Interested students should consult with advisors both at Cisco and McMurry
to determine the specific requirements that they must meet to earn a Bachelor
of Business Administration Degree.
Other Professional Programs
there are seven physical therapy programs, all requiring prior undergraduate
education. Two of these programs offer a M.S. degree and require a B.S.
before admission. The other five programs culminate in a B.S. in physical
therapy and have specific prerequisites for admission to the program.
McMurry can provide all of the prerequisite coursework to any of these
programs. Unfortunately, the prerequisites to the programs vary. The undergraduate
programs all require English, history, government, mathematics, and psychology,
as well as one year of physics, one year of chemistry, and three to five
semesters of biology. The schools vary in which biology courses are specified.
More detailed information can be obtained from the physical therapy advisor
in the Department of Biology.
Pre-License Athletic Trainer Program
has been approved by the State Department of Health for pre-license preparation
in athletic training. Physical Education majors who are seeking teaching
certification may be interested in becoming licensed athletic trainers
by completing the pre-license athletic trainer plan. This plan is listed
in the Education Department listings in the current catalog, and requires
the basic physical education major and certain other specialized courses
and experiences as specified by the Texas State Department of Health.
Due to the limitations of facilities and number of faculty, only a limited
number of students are allowed in the Athletic Trainer Program. Admission
is based on past experience in the area, academic standing, and an interview
with the Head Athletic Trainer. Contact the Physical Education Chairperson
to schedule the interview.
interested in pursuing a legal career after completion of a bachelor's
degree program are encouraged to pursue any academic major while selecting
courses that are particularly focused on writing, speaking, and critical
thinking skills. Academic advisors can assist students in selecting courses
which emphasize these skills. The McMurry Legal Society is a student organization
that is geared to provide co-curricular programming for students interested
in the law.