Transfer Students

Sul Ross State University's accredited Criminal Justice program is designed to give the student a well-rounded education in the field. A large number of elective classes are available which allow students to pursue their particular interests. Transfer students should be aware that the Sul Ross State University Department of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice will accept all common Criminal Justice (CRIJ) courses for which the student has earned a C or better. By law, the following set of courses are fully transferable and applicable lower-division courses:

  • CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices
  • CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems & Practices
  • CRIJ 2328 Police Systems & Practices

Other courses may be transferable, however, a maximum of 66 hours may be brought in from an accredited two-year institution. The student's transcript will be reviewed by the Transfer Advisor, Ms. Liza Ware, after the student is accepted to Sul Ross State University and their transcript(s) has been received. Students who anticipate transferring to Sul Ross may use the sample degree plan to plan future coursework. No student will be allowed to substitute any transfer course for CJ 4309, Senior Seminar. For information about the transferability of a specific course, contact Ms. Liza Ware at (432) 837-8166 or For details on transfer requirements, refer to the Sul Ross State University college catalog.

Students with an Associate's Degree

Students who have completed their Associates Degree through an accredited community college or university, and who have a transcript showing they are "Core Compliant" will not have to take any further core courses to obtain a degree at Sul Ross.  These students may however, have to take courses designated as either a University Requirement or a Bachelor of Science Requirement that are outside the major.  All students attending Sul Ross State University will be required to take a 1 hour Freshman Seminar course as a University Requirement. Additionally, a minumum of 8 hours of elective courses are required.  For the Bachelor of Science degree requirements, students will take an additional Math course (making a total of 2 Math courses); an additional Physical Science course and the labs associated with this course and the ones from the core (Students will therefore need a total of 3 Physical Sciences and their affiliated labs).  Students who have met these additional University or degree requirements will only need to complete the major requirements.

How to Start the Transfer Process

1. Go online to and fill out an online application for SRSU. The application fee is $25. Be sure to list all colleges and universities previously attended, regardless of GPA, to ensure credit is received for the maximum hours possible. 2. Official transcripts from each school attended must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at Sul Ross State University from the registrar of the issuing institution. 3. A maximum of 66 hours may be transferred from an accredited two-year college. Courses taken at a two-year college cannot transfer as advanced hours. Semester credit hours earned with the grade of D in non-remedial/non Criminal Justice courses at other institutions will transfer. Criminal Justice courses with a grade of D may transfer as general electives.

Credit for Military Services and Service School Courses

Military veterans may be eligible to receive credit for military service/service school courses. Veterans may also be eligible for GI Bill, Hazelwood benefits or other benefits to assist with tuition payments. Veterans who believe they are eligible for these credits/benefits should contact the Director of Financial Assistance, Mr. Mickey Corbett, at or (432) 837-8050.