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:

  • Introduction to the Justice Process
  • American Judicial System
  • Principles of Correctional Operations
  • American Legal History
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Justice and the Constitution
  • Contemporary Trends and Issues in the Justice Process or Special Projects: Police Community Relations
  • Three administration of justice electives

Support courses:

  • Writing for Professionals
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Three credits in applied technology
  • One of the following psychology courses: Child Development, Adolescent and Adult Development, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality or Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • One of the following sociology courses: The Sociological Imagination, Social Problems, Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Marriages and Families, Gender and Sexuality or Deviant Behavior

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:

  • Punishment and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders
  • Internship in Administration of Justice
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • One of the following psychology courses: Child Development, Adolescent and Adult Development or Theories of Personality
  • One of the following social work courses: Working With Children and Youth or Working With Families