Public Agency Management
Applied Science - Justice Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Science - Justice Administration?
The B.A.S. degree builds on your associate degree to give you both general management and communication knowledge as well as more specialized skill is justice administration. Our degree program can help you succeed in the criminal justice field. Here, you will develop decision-making and leadership skills within the field of law enforcement. You will graduate able to understand the structure, organization, function, policies, and practices of the criminal justice system.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Court administration
- Victim advocacy
- Youth work
- Probation/parole administration
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Public defender
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- 64 units in an associate degree transfer block (students with an A.A.S. from an Arizona community college may transfer in up to 75 units)
- 15 units of B.A.S. Requirements
- 30 units of Specialization Requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||Not Available|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- To be admitted into a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) plan, you must have an associate's degree, either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate's degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the B.A.S. degree.
B.A.S. Requirements (15 units)
Designed to help you acuire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, and quantitative skills.
Communication Block (3 units)
- PAS 411 (3 units)
- Select one: BBA 340, BIO 301, BIO 302, CCJ 315, CCJ 325, CCJ 355, CCJ 380, HUM 371, HUM 373, MAT 114, MGT 303, POS 344, POS 359, SOC 301, SOC 333, SOC 334, SOC 339, SOC 431, SOC 441, STA 270
- At least 15 units in the B.A.S. Requirements must be upper-division (300-400 level) courses.
- You may use the same course to satisfy both a B.A.S. and a liberal studies requirement.
- Communication Block (3 units)
- Justice Administration Specialization Requirements (30 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Students transferring into this program from California may meet NAU's liberal studies requirements by completing an IGETC at a California community college. Please contact an advisor for more information.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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