Major in Administration of Justice (B.A.)

To earn the bachelor’s degree in administration of justice, students take a minimum of 12 courses (36 credits), exclusive of workshop credits, along with five support courses (15 credits) from other disciplines.

Required courses:

  • 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, SOA211: Race and Ethnic Relations, SOA214: Intimate, Marital and Family Relationships, SOA230: Gender and Sexuality: Cross-Cultural Perspectives or SOA317: Deviant Behavior

Students planning for graduate school are recommended to take SOA212: Research Methods for Social Sciences.

Concentration in International Justice and National Security Studies

The concentration in international justice and national security studies focuses on key issues pertinent to globalization, including ethical and privacy dilemmas, policies and experiences of other countries, enforcement and control of terrorist activities (including computer crime) and impact on the United States.

Required courses:

  • ADJ243: Law and Justice Throughout the World
  • ADJ323: Introduction to Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community
  • ADJ430: Controversial Legal Issues

Students also choose two of the following:

  • ADJ312: Ethics in the Criminal Justice System
  • ADJ315: Computer Crime
  • ADJ419: Terrorism: Theory and Politics
  • ENG349: Literature From the Middle East
  • ENG356: World Cinema
  • ENG358: Global Media
  • ENV434: Environmental Justice
  • HIS265: Modern Global History
  • HIS340: History of Warfare
  • HIS415: Modern American Foreign Policy
  • NUR444: Public Health and Disaster Response Planning
  • POL211: International Relations
  • POL213: Global Environmental Politics
  • SOA260: Anthropology of Human Rights

Concentration and Certificate in Juvenile Justice

The concentration and certificate in juvenile justice is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare administration of justice majors for entry into this growing field. Students pursuing the concentration take two additional courses in administration of justice and three support courses.

Required courses:

  • ADJ305: Internship in Administration of Justice I or ADJ306: Internship in Administration of Justice II
  • ADJ331: Punishment and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders
  • SOA211: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • One of the following psychology courses: PSY220: Child Development, PSY230: Adolescent and Adult Development or PSY260: Theories of Personality
  • One of the following social work courses: SWK340: Working With Children and Youth or SWK350: Working With Families