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Applied Science: Administration of Justice Emphasis

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Applied Science: Administration of Justice Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelor of Applied Sciences Program with an emphasis in Administration of Justice is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking 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. The degree serves students who have earned an Applied Associates Degree, as well as those who have real life experience in law enforcement or public safety.  Topics covered in the Administration of Justice emphasis 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 teaches provides students with analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, as well as organization and leadership skills.  Coursework is offered in traditional classroom settings, ITV, and online formats for maximum flexibility and accessibility.

WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: UA South Campus. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

As a 2+2 program partnering with community colleges and offering the second two years of the degree program only, this major has additional admission criteria. Please see the CAST website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
Community College Math 3
Junior Status Needed for BAS 47
2nd Semester
ENGV 306: Advanced Composition 3
GPSV 301: American Political Ideas 3
GPSV 313: American Judicial System 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
3rd Semester
GPSV 461: Civil Liberties and the Constitution 3
BASV 314: Mathematics for Applied Sciences 3
GPSV 302: American Political Institutions 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
BASV 316: Intro Methods of Analysis 3
BASV 319 or 329: Ethics 3
GPSV 462: Constitutional Law: Federalism 3
Administration of Justice Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
GPSV 498: Senior Capstone 3
Administration of Justice Elective 3
Administration of Justice Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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