Administration of Justice (B.A.)

Our administration of justice program provides broad-based coverage of the justice system, including law enforcement, corrections, the judicial system, probation, parole and juvenile justice. We prepare students to become leaders and outstanding practitioners in careers related to the justice system, and for advanced educational opportunities such as law school or other graduate school.

Students are encouraged to embrace the concept of "justice for all" - particularly as it relates to the poor, educationally disadvantaged, minority citizens, children, women and the physically and mentally disadvantaged - and advocate for social change in our global society.

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Required Courses

In addition to completing the requirements of our Core Curriculum, students majoring in administration of justice take a minimum of 12 courses (36 credits), along with five support courses (15 credits) from other disciplines.

  • ADJ100: Introduction to the Justice Process
  • ADJ110: American Judicial System
  • ADJ210: Principles of Correctional Operations
  • ADJ222: American Legal History
  • ADJ230: Juvenile Justice
  • ADJ303: Criminal Law
  • ADJ308: Criminal Procedure
  • ADJ431: Justice and the Constitution
  • ADJ443: Contemporary Trends and Issues in the Justice Process or ADJ444: Special Projects: Police Community Relations
  • Three administration of justice electives

Support courses:

  • ENG254: Writing for Professionals
  • PSY100: Introduction to Psychology
  • Three credits in applied technology
  • One of the following psychology courses: PSY220: Child Development, PSY230: Adolescent and Adult Development, PSY250: Social Psychology, PSY260: Theories of Personality or PSY290: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • One of the following sociology courses: SOA110: The Sociological Imagination, SOA120: Social Problems, SOA211: Race and Ethnic Relations, SOA214: Sociology of Marriages and Families, SOA230: Gender and Sexuality or SOA317: Deviant Behavior