From traditional training in justice and criminology to advanced digital forensics, our undergraduate program in administration of justice prepares students for tomorrow’s workforce by providing the skills necessary to succeed in our increasingly complex technical, scientific and interpersonal global environment.
Steeped in liberal studies and responsive to the complex demands of the modern workplace, our interdisciplinary curriculum blends foundational legal and ethical principles of law and law enforcement with cultural competency. Students gain in-depth knowledge of how courts, correctional institutions and law enforcement agencies function. Additionally, our evolving awareness of cybersecurity, intelligence and technology offers unique training that is highly valued across all career sectors.
Students have the opportunity to thrive in small class sizes, to take advantage of the flexibility afforded by both classroom and online course offerings, to work with cutting-edge technologies, to benefit from extensive faculty expertise and to advance with purpose in their academic and professional careers with the support of impassioned advising.
Our strategic combination of coursework and internships prepares students for immediate work in a multitude of careers and also provides the prerequisite qualifications to pursue professional certifications or graduate study in any number of disciplines. Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in administration of justice and homeland security within five years.
Life After Salve
The opportunities in Salve’s administration of justice program are endless. The faculty guided me; the compassion and empathy I received from them is absolutely unparalleled and I don’t think I would have received it anywhere else.
Lindsay Rolfe ’14, cybersecurity awareness coordinator, Pfizer
Our program prepares students to pursue many career paths, including law enforcement or corrections. Those who earn the degree often accept jobs as crime scene investigators, probation officers, FBI special agents, paralegals, criminal justice professors or police detectives.
Our students obtain skills that can be put to use in crisis resolution, criminology, corrections procedure, criminal law, ethics, communication and negotiation. Students with strong cyber backgrounds coupled with language skills are highly desirable hires in today’s workforce. Our students are finding careers in this domain, not just on the technical side but as social media specialists and on emergency response teams.