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Justice Administration (Online)

Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Justice Administration (B.A.)


The Bachelor of Arts in Justice Administration program at Barton College is designed for working professionals in a variety of justice career paths such as law enforcement officers, dispatch operators, or corrections personnel. This program offers online courses that fit within your schedule.

The B.A. in Justice Administration program gives you the opportunity to grow within your profession and is perfect for you if you are:

  • Currently working in justice services and want to expand your career
  • Seeking to transition your Associate’s Degree into a Bachelor’s degree
  • Or interested in starting or advancing your career in the service of justice.

All Justice Administration courses are presented online, offering flexibility for student work schedules. If you are transferring your associate’s degree, our faculty will assist you in streamlining your path to graduation (see the Community College Course Equivalencies for more information). Our instructors bring years of experience, both in and out of class, as leaders in law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and all aspects of the justice system, to help you fast-track your career growth.

Students take two half-semester courses at a time, completing four full courses each semester. Depending on the amount of previously earned college credit you have, it is possible to complete the Justice Administration degree in as little as two years. We offer three starts throughout the year – in January, May, and August – for student convenience.


All applicants to Barton’s Justice Administration program must be 21 years old and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 if transferring Community College coursework.

Justice Administration Major Requirements

  • JUS 101 – Introduction to Justice Administration
  • JUS 201 – Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • JUS 210 – Criminal Law
  • JUS 212 – Constitutional Law
  • JUS 220 – Research Methods in Justice Administration
  • JUS 225 – Techniques of Analysis in Justice Administration
  • JUS 230 – Introduction to Courts and Judicial Systems
  • JUS 240 – Criminalistics
  • JUS 270 – Introduction to Corrections
  • JUS 323 – Juvenile Delinquency
  • JUS 330 – Criminology
  • JUS 415 – Justice Policy and Administration

Electives (Students must choose two courses from the following list) 

  • JUS 302 – Police Administration
  • JUS 342 – Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • JUS 346 – Criminal Investigations
  • JUS 440 – Special Topics in Justice Administration

Total: 42 Semester Hours

Important Notes

  • A minimum of 32 semester hours of work must be taken at Barton College.
  • Students may transfer up to 64 credit hours total, including major program and general education coursework. All Barton College students are required to complete the general education core courses. See the Justice Administration Check List for more details.
  • A total of 126 semester hours are required for graduation.

Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Justice Administration Program is a degree-completion program. The Office of Financial Aid will be able to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Barton College and the School of Sciences require that all applicants for financial aid complete a needs analysis as a means of determining financial need. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Contact Us

Dr. David Abeling-Judge
Program Director: B.A. in Justice Administration
School of Sciences
Barton College

800-345-4973 x6441