Criminal Justice Living-Learning

Quick Facts

  • Students in a learning community attend two to three classes together each semester;
  • This is a residential learning community; students in this program are grouped in the same residence hall;
  • For more information, visit our FAQs page.

Criminal Justice Living-Learning Community is designed for first year students who are committed criminal justice majors. As members of this community, they have the option to participate in educational, social and community service programs that will help them feel at home at SHSU and introduce them to opportunities in the criminal justice field.

Living in the CJ LLC

Students in this learning community reside in Houston House, a coed residence hall that can accommodate 36 students.

If you are interested in being in a program for criminal justice majors but you will be living off-campus or would like to choose a different residence hall, consider joining the non-residential Criminal Justice Learning Community.

Applying to the CJ LLC

What are the requirements for admission the CJ LLC?

In order to participate in the CJ LLC program, students must be accepted to SHSU, have a completed Housing Application and $200 deposit on file, and fill out a separate CJ LLC application. In addition to the application, students must attach an essay.

What are the specifics of the essay?

The essay must be at least one full, typed page and should respond to the following prompt: The CJ LLC is an opportunity for students who are committed to personal and academic success in college. Please 1) explain why you want to participate in this program, 2) how you can contribute to the community, and 3) your current strategies for academic success. 

How do I apply to the CJ LLC?

Applications may be picked up at a Saturdays @ Sam! Session, at New Student Orientation, and at various offices on-campus. You may download the application using the "Apply Now" link above.

2015-2016 Courses

  • Fall Courses
  • CRIJ 2361.91: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (CRN 81911)
  • SOCI 2319.91: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (CRN 83890)
  • UNIV 1301.91: Introduction to Collegiate Studies (CRN 82503)
  • Spring Courses
  • Students must choose CRIJ 2362 and at least one other course from the list:
  • CRIJ 2362: Criminology
  • HIST 1302: United States History Since 1876
  • MUSC 2364: History of Rock, Jazz, and Popular Music
  • POLS 2305: American Government
  • PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology
  • UNIV 1301 - Spring Connections only