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Administration of Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Newport, RI, United States
The Administration of Justice program of Salve Regina University prepares students for tomorrow’s workforce by providing the skills necessary to succeed in our increasingly complex technical, scientific and interpersonal global environment.
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The interdisciplinary curriculum of the Administration of Justice program of Salve Regina University 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.

Our Program

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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Justice Process
  • American Judicial System
  • Principles of Correctional Operations
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Law and Procedure Part I
  • Justice and the Constitution

English Language Requirements

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Application and personal statement
  • Please submit an official copy of your secondary school transcript (in English) showing the courses and grades/marks you received for the most recent 3-4 years of schooling
  • The submission of SAT and/or ACT test scores is optional except for applicants to the nursing and education programs, who must submit official results
  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • To confirm the spelling of your name and date of birth, we ask applicants to submit a copy of their passport photo ID page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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