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Administration of Justice

Bachelor of Applied Science


Top 50 Public Institution & #10 Best Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

*Up to 60 credits may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution.

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College of Applied Science and Technology

Program Details

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Administration of Justice takes an interdisciplinary approach to criminal justice, issues in modern law enforcement, terrorism, immigration, and border security. Offered through the College of Applied Science and Technology, the program emphasizes research, analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. 

This program is designed for students who have earned an Applied Associates Degree or have real-life experience in law enforcement or public safety.

Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with an Enrollment Counselor. Students that are residents of the State of Arizona with at least 60 transferrable credits who intend to be full time may qualify for discounted tuition. Contact onlineadmissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

GPSV 313: American Judicial System
GPSV 461: Civil Liberties and the Constitution
GPSV 302: American Political Institutions
GPSV 462: Constitutional Law: Federalism



Earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration of Justice will build core skills, including:

  • Asset protection
  • Case management
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Criminal justice
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Planning
  • Prevention of criminal activity
  • Research
  • Writing and communication
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