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School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences :: Programs of Study

Administration of Justice - Associate of Applied Science

This curriculum is designed to provide a broad educational foundation which will prepare graduates for employment in numerous criminal justice related occupations. For students already working in the criminal justice field, this curriculum will provide preparation for advancement in the profession. Employment opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas: uniformed officers for local, county and state police agencies; enforcement/investigative officers for federal government agencies; corrections, retail and industrial security, probation/parole, insurance work and private investigation.

This degree does not take the place of attendance at a basic academy which most police, corrections, or security agencies require prior to being employed by that agency. However, the Administration of Justice curriculum will help prepare one academically for successful completion of an agency academy.

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Advanced Standing Credit

Per the Articulation Agreement between the Virginia Community College System and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, students who have satisfactorily documented successful completion of the VA State Police Academy or a Regional and Independent Certified Training Academy shall be awarded credit. Appropriate documentation is required and must be submitted to the Administration of Justice Department Head or to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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Program Head

Keith Johnson

Phone: 540-857-6277
Location: Duncan Hall D117

B.S. - Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S. - Radford University

College Catalog

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School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Location: Humanities H111
Phone: 540-857-7271
Fax: 540-857-6096

Mailing address:
3082 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015