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B.A., Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice major is a multi- and inter-disciplinary program that prepares students for entry into career opportunities associated with the administration of justice and qualifies them for promotion to supervisory and management positions within various fields, including (but not limited to) law enforcement and court operations.

As a multi- and inter-disciplinary program, the ADJU major fulfills the aspects of a liberal education by drawing on the strengths and distinctive aspects of both the liberal arts and professional programs at Catawba College. It is recommended that students work closely with the ADJU coordinator to ensure scheduling of courses; it is also recommended that students gain conversational expertise in a foreign language (Spanish is strongly recommended).

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE MAJOR (B.A. Degree)

Hours

POLS 1101 Introduction to American Politics

3

POLS 2200 State & Local Politics

3

POLS 3320 Bureaucratic Politics

3

POLS 3330 Judicial Process

3

ADJU 2200 Criminal Law

3

Elective in POLS or ADJU

3

POLS 4201 Practicum or PSYC 4201 Practicum

3

SOC 1501 Social Problems

3

SOC 2101 Crime & Delinquincy

3

SOC 2301 Social Science Research OR PSYC 2221 Data Analysis for Behavioral Sciences

4 or 3

SOC 2401 Social Inequalities

3

SOC 3101 Majority-Minority Relations

3

PSYC 2350 Adolescent Psychology OR PSYC 3980 Behavior Modification

3

PSYC 3480 Abnormal Psychology

3

MGT 2501 Principles of Management

3

MGT 2565 Organizational Behavior

3

PHIL 2170 Ethics

3

CHEM 1136 Forensic Science

4

 

Total:

55 or 56

In addition, it is strongly encouraged that ADJU majors obtain a level of conversational expertise in a foreign language, particularly Spanish.

Within the ADJU program, students will gain the following:

  • An understanding of the political institutions and issues confronting the justice system
  • An understanding of the sociological and psychological theories and issues associated with the justice system, including the use of research methods and analysis
  • An understanding of theories and approaches of management, organizational behavior, and ethical considerations to assume decision-making and leadership roles in the administration of justice
  • An understanding of the theories and applications of forensic science
  • Development of the analytical and conceptual skills and capabilities necessary to understand and apply solutions to relevant, practical policy issues involving the administration of justice in society

Questions?
For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Bitzer, coordinator of the ADJU program: