Administration of Justice is offered as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
The Administration of Justice major at Penn State Hazleton is intended for students who want to learn about the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to, law enforcement, the courts and corrections.
Students may complete either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice.
Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice
The Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice provides students with a basic background in the Administration of Justice in addition to a foundation in the liberal arts. Students are also required to show competence in a foreign language. Students completing this major often have an interest in law or foreign service, including federal law enforcement.
Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice
The Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice offers two emphases: a Field Research emphasis and a Research and Policy Analysis emphasis. Students completing the Field Research Emphasis are required to complete both an internship and a senior research project, preparing them for both careers in the criminal justice system and for graduate school. The Research and Policy Analysis includes coursework in such diverse areas and computer science, public policy and economics. This emphasis is particularly popular with students already working in the criminal justice field who are interested in completing a degree in a related field.
Graduates with a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice find an array of career opportunities in both the public and private sector, including with local, state and federal agencies, corrections, courts and private security.