McMurry University - Cisco Junior College Cooperative Programs in Human Services and Criminal Justice

Students 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.


Human Services

Students 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 transfer policies.

Former Cisco 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.


Criminal Justice

Students 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.

McMurry University - Cisco Junior College Cooperative Program in Business Administration

Students 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

Pre-Physical Therapy

In Texas 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

This 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.


Pre-Legal Emphasis

Students 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.

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