The Department of Administration of Justice offers courses in Administration of Justice (AJ) and Military Science (MSCI) and an undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Administration of Justice. A minor in Administration of Justice is offered for students pursuing undergraduate degrees or majors in other departments where they are required to declare a minor.
The Department of Administration of Justice also offers the minor in Military Science. Interested students may obtain information from the department office located on the fourth floor of the Public Affairs Building. The Department of Administration of Justice initiated a M.S. degree in Administration of Justice in Fall 2007 and a Ph.D. in Administration of Justice in Fall 2008.
The mission of the Department of Administration of Justice is to educate students for careers and community service within a diverse urban environment through the development of specialized knowledge and skills needed for effective public service. The Department strives to prepare students not only with facts and concepts, but also, more importantly, to think critically and ethically in applying knowledge to related problems and challenging situations. The curriculum presents subjects designed to develop competence for employment and for leadership roles for students planning careers in the judiciary, law enforcement, parole and probation, corrections, institutional services, security administration, homeland security, and other related career areas.