May 24, 2018
The six areas of emphasis in the program are as follows: Homeland Security, Loss Prevention/Security Management, Police Process, Corrections Process, Judicial Process and Criminology. Select a minor in consultation with advisor. It is possible for a student to complete requirements for another major in an allied field. Students completing this major must take the major area field examination approved by the department for this degree program during the final semester before graduation.
UNIVERSITY CORE (46 HOURS)
University Core - English (12 hours)
University Core - History (6 hours)
University Core - Bible (6 hours)
University Core - Social Sciences (6 hours)
Choose two courses representing two different subject areas.
University Core - Science (7 hours)
Seven hours of science hours are required, including one 4-hour lab course. Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses below:
- BIO 103 - Human Biology
- BIO 104 - Human Biology Laboratory
- BIO 105 - Plants and People
- BIO 106 - Plants and People Laboratory
- BIO 111 - Biology I
- CHE 112 - Chemistry in American Life II
- CHE 141 - General Chemistry I
- PHY 151 - General Physics I
- PHY 251 - Fundamentals of Physics I
The remaining course may be 3 or 4 hours from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. A student may choose one course from each of two disciplines or two courses from the same discipline. However, course combinations NOT permitted include the following: BIO 101-203, 101-111, CHE 141-111, 141-124, 111-124, PHY 151-251, 251-104, 151-104. Evening students (those taking half or more of their courses as evening classes) may substitute a 3-hour non-laboratory course for the 4-hour laboratory course.
University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)
Any MAT course numbered 101 or higher, determined in consultation with the advisor.
University Core - Fine Arts (3 hours)
University Core - Physical Education (3 hours)
Three hours are required. Recommended courses are listed below:
University Core - Chapel
Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:
|Freshman (0-23 semester hours)
|Sophomore (24-53 semester hours)
|Junior (54-83 semester hours)
|Senior (84 or more semester hours)
Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR B.S. IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (36 HOURS)
Administration of Justice Core (9 Hours)
Additional AJU courses (9 Hours)
Select three courses from the following:
Electives in Administration of Justice (12 Hours)
Students must take 12 hours of AJU electives. The Oral Communication requirement for the major may be satisfied by taking
Report Writing/Interpersonal Communication OR any three hour oral communication course chosen in consultation with an advisor.
Electives in Related Fields (6 Hours)
The following courses are recommended, but others may be selected in consultation with the program director. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to attend graduate school select SOC 312 - Social Science Research Methods as their related field electives.
MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18 HOURS)
A typical minor consists of 18 semester hours; however, some department minors may vary in terms of required semester hours. The minor should be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.
Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program. Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.