Major in Administration of Justice (B.A.)

Learn more: Department of Administration of Justice

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
  • 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
  • Four 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, PSY253: Psychology and the Law, PSY255: Psychology of Prejudice, PSY260: Theories of Personality or PSY290: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • One of the following sociology courses: SOA110: The Sociological Imagination, SOA130: Anthropology: Interpreting Cultural Differences, 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 CEG222: Research Methods.

Concentration in Cyber Resiliency

The concentration in cyber resiliency delves into cutting-edge obscurity concepts using a technical, theoretical, philosophical, strategic and policy-based approach. Students develop a holistic understanding of cyber resiliency that can be applied at the individual, systems, local, national and international level.

Required courses:

  • CMP210: Introduction to Programming in Python (prerequisite)
  • ADJ260: Principles of Digital Forensics or ADJ261: Information Security Essentials
  • ADJ315: Computer Crime

Students also choose two of the following:

  • ADJ243: Comparative Law and Justice in a Deeply Cybered World
  • ADJ260: Principles of Digital Forensics
  • ADJ261: Information Security Essentials
  • ADJ318: Disruptive Technology, Innovation and National Security
  • APT330: Advanced Information Systems: A+ Certification Preparation
  • APT340: Network+, Data Communications and Security
  • BIO150: Bioinformatics
  • CMP201: Scientific Programming
  • MGT070: Cybercrime in Business
  • RTS327: Technohuman? Technology, Genetics, God and the Future of Humanity

Concentration in International Justice and National Security

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: Comparative Law and Justice in a Deeply Cybered 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
  • ADJ418: Terrorism: Theory and Politics
  • ENG349: Literature From the Middle East
  • ENG356: World Cinema
  • ENG358: Global Media
  • ENV334: 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 and Diplomacy
  • POL213: Global Environmental Politics
  • SOA260: Anthropology of Human Rights

Concentration in Juvenile Justice

The concentration 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

Certificate in Juvenile Justice

Salve Regina graduates who hold a B.A. in administration of justice may earn a certificate in juvenile justice by taking three administration of justice courses and three support courses.

Required courses:

  • ADJ230: Juvenile Justice
  • 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

Learn more about costs, financing and success rates for the certificate in juvenile justice.