Department Highlight: Administration of Justice

Hey friends, it’s Jordyn here!  Searching for colleges and programs to study can be a big pain and a lot of work.  The Choctawk is here to try to make this process easier for you!  We have tons of information on the blog about what college life is like but also some run downs of the academic programs Mississippi College has to offer!  Look at some older posts about our communication program, business administration program, marketing program, kinesiology program, and our nursing program!

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Mississippi College offers exceptional programs that allow students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Administration of Justice.  This major is a part of our School of History and Political Science.

The Administration of Justice program helps prepare students to work in a professional government setting, whether it is on a local, state, or federal level.  Students take classes on subjects such as criminal justice, American constitutional development, police and corrections process, homeland security, law, crime, and social control.

If you choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice, you can choose an area of concentration that matches your needs!  These concentrations are:

  • Police process
  • Corrections process
  • Judicial process
  • Criminology
  • Homeland Security

Partnered with MC’s School of Law in Jackson, the Clinton campus offers a Three-Three Law/Administration of Justice program for pre-law students!  If you’re interested in going to law school, this is the perfect option for you!  With high test scores and good grades, students can enroll in this program, which qualifies them for an early admission to MC’s School of Law!

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Many MC alumni of the Administration of Justice program have gone on to work for companies such as the Byram Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, State of Mississippi, State of Tennessee, U.S. Navy, and Xerox Services to name a few.  Some have gone on to hold positions like Director of the Mississippi Division of Alcohol and Beverage Control, Deputy U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, MO., Special Agent in the Secret Service, Sheriff of Leake County, Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Municipal Court Judge, Director of Security at Baptist Hospital, and many more interesting jobs!

Some career options for Administration of Justice majors are an attorney, court administrator, border patrol agent, police officer, appeals examiner, and a criminal investigator.  Visit MC’s Career Services page for more information about the outlook of a career in Administration of Justice!  You can also find tips for what Administration of Justice students should do to build up their resume and some practical skills needed for this major!

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Visit MC’s website to learn more about the programs we offer and which one fits you!  I hope this helps you on your quest to find the right program to enroll in!

– Jordyn

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