AJ Degree Programs
Administration of Justice (B.S.)
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 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.
Administration of Justice (M.S.)
The graduate program is designed to advance students’ understanding of justice in the contemporary era, and prepares them for challenges in law enforcement, corrections, and judicial administration. The program will prepare academicians, policy makers, top administrators and researchers by advancing their knowledge of theory, research and data analysis. In addition, the program places emphasis on the historical and contemporary issues in administrative and policy matters, including race and crime, homeland security, and the application of geographic information systems. In order to accommodate the needs of our professional graduate students, the Department of Administration of Justice offers its courses in the evening.
Executive Masters of Administration of Justice (eMAJ)
Overview – The online Executive Master of Administration of Justice program (eMAJ) is uniquely designed to meet the growing demand for mid-career professionals working in the area of law enforcement, courts, corrections, or social services.
Teaching Methods – The program is delivered 100% online and is administered through the Blackboard Academic Suites. These platforms include live chats, online lectures, virtual classrooms, and teleconferencing capabilities.
Program Structure – The basic requirements for the eMAJ degree are as follows: five years related work experience, completion of a bachelor’s degree, and two letters of recommendation. There is no GRE requirement for this program. Online eMAJ students must complete 36 credit hours for the degree. The degree is designed to be completed during a one year period of full-time study or two years for part-time study.
Administration of Justice (Ph.D.)
The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy of Administration of Justice (PhD AJ) is to prepare individuals for (1) leadership and managerial positions in justice agencies; (2) faculty positions in higher education that require advanced knowledge of theory, administration, research, and data analysis; and (3) research positions in private and public research institutions specializing in the administration of justice issues, policy, and data analysis. The Doctor of Philosophy in Administration of Justice will educate future leaders needed to assume administrative and policy positions at all levels of government, and in the private sector in the State of Texas, nationally and globally.
Forensic Science Learning Lab (FSLL)
Mission – The mission of the Forensic Science Learning Lab (FSLL) is to provide specialized forensic science education and training for any Texas Southern University student interested in pursuing careers in the field of forensic science and to provide training opportunities for current practitioners in the field aspiring to expand and update their knowledge and skills.
Careers – The curriculum and associated programs of the FSLL are intended to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge related to pursuing successful careers in any of the disciplines of the forensic sciences, including toxicology, friction ridge analysis, digital media forensics, DNA analysis, and controlled substance analysis. The curriculum also prepares students to pursue careers in forensic science as law enforcement officials, forensic science investigators or forensic laboratory specialists, as well as preparing individuals for continuing education in graduate and law school.