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Administration of Justice

Bachelor of Applied Science

Gain the skills to start a career in federal, state and local law enforcement; public safety and corrections; courtroom systems; immigration and customs enforcement; and a variety of related professions.

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The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Administration of Justice serves students who have earned an Applied Associates Degree or have real-life experience in law enforcement or public safety. Topics covered include criminal justice, procedural constitutional rights, the American judicial system, multicultural approaches, terrorism, gender law, contemporary issues in law enforcement, and immigration and border issues. Additionally, the Administration of Justice program at UA South trains students in skills related to analytical and critical thinking, clear and effective communication, and organization and leadership.

Students may transfer coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, you must submit a resume and goal statement for professional admission to the program. Before applying, you may want to discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
College: University of Arizona South

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.

  • GPSV 313: American Judicial System - The judicial branch of the U.S. government and the state government's theoretical foundation, structure, function, and processes.
  • GPSV 461: Civil Liberties and the Constitution - An analysis of the constitutional guarantees of civil liberties in the U.S. Constitution through the study of significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
  • GPSV 474: Politics of Terrorism - Theories of international relations applied to the study of terrorism. This includes the foundations of modern terrorism and associated evolution of ideology, tactics, and strategies. The course will also cover an evaluation of terrorist ideologies and how they can potentially develop a framework for critical analysis.
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