Bachelor of Science in Social Science Administration of Justice Major

University of Virginia's College at Wise

The administration of justice major is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with an education in the liberal arts and sciences, with the ultimate goal of preparing students to be full participants in a democratic society and the world at large. The administration of justice major is also designed to prepare students for lifelong learning, professional careers in the public and private sectors of the field of administration of justice (civil justice system, criminal justice system, law enforcement, prisons, probation, parole, counseling, police analysis, law and courts), and graduate study by fostering development of the ideas, insights, values, competencies, and behavior of liberally educated persons in the heritage of Thomas Jefferson. The content of the major focuses on social forces that contribute to social order, social conflict and social change. Issues involving race, gender, ethics and multiculturalism are emphasized throughout the major.