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Dr. S. Hakan Can 
Program Coordinator

Penn State Schuylkill
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 385-6074

The bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degree programs in Administration of Justice at Penn State Schuylkill help provide its graduates with the communications and analytical skills critical to succeed in administration of justice and related careers. Through an interdisciplinary approach to the problems of crime and society, the program also equips students to pursue graduate study in Administration of Justice or related disciplines, and educates students to become effective problem-solvers as professionals in the field of administration of justice.

The study of administration of justice is approached as an applied interdisciplinary science, teaching students both the theoretical and the practical aspects of crime control and the administration of justice. The Administration of Justice curriculum provides students with the opportunity and assistance to acquire knowledge of the roles of policing, courts, laws, and corrections as they relate to both the adult and juvenile justice system. Students also gain knowledge of the history, concepts, and critical issues related to the role of gender and race/ethnicity in the criminal justice system, victimology, and ethics in administration of justice. The curriculum further provides a theoretical foundation of the discipline, combined with a thorough understanding of the scientific method as it applies to administration of justice. This combination is expected to sharpen the student's talents of reasoning and judgment; qualities imperative to rational functioning in administration of justice and related professions.

  • Click HERE for the recommended academic plan for the bachelor of arts in Administration of Justice degree
  • Click HERE for the recommended academic plan for the bachelor of science in Administration of Justice degree

For a B.A and B.S. degree in Administration of Justice, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

For more information, contact the Administration of Justice Program Coordinator, Dr. S. Hakan Can at shc11@psu.edu .


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