Administration of Justice
Department of History & Political Science
Bachelor of Science
- Administration of Justice
- Administration of Justice with an emphasis in Homeland Security
- Three-Three Law/Administration of Justice
- Certificate in Homeland Security
Dr. Harry Porter, Program Director
As an Administration of Justice major, you’ll take courses such as:
- Introduction to criminal justice
- American constitutional development
- Police process
- Judicial process
- Law, crime and social control
- Homeland security
- Emergency management
- Loss Prevention
The Administration of Justice program is designed to prepare graduates for professional positions in local, state, and federal law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management and private security administration. The Administration of Justice program curriculum is supplemented with other courses that provide essential law enforcement knowledge and skills.
Choose Your Focus
Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice
The B.S. in Administration of Justice offers the opportunity to specialize in one of the following areas: Police Process, Corrections Process, Judicial Process, or Criminology. The Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice, with an emphasis in Homeland Security, includes additional coursework in homeland security and emergency management and helps to prepare graduates for careers in government and private security agencies that fight domestic, international and cyber terrorism.
Three-Three Law/Administration of Justice Program
Pre-law students with high test scores and excellent grades may enter the Three-Three Program, which positions qualified applicants for early admission to Mississippi College Law School. Coursework in government, constitutional development, law and legal research is included in the curriculum.
The MC Experience
The Administration of Justice program strives to inspire our students to greater intellectual curiosity and a stronger commitment to Christian ideals. Students are allowed to develop their skills in critical thinking and their knowledge about the world we inhabit. Since the Administration of Justice program began in 1984, we’ve graduated more than 225 bachelor’s candidates and 65 master’s candidates. Our successful alumni hold positions of responsibility in law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
Our Administration of Justice graduates have interned with dozens of local law firms and law enforcement organizations, including:
- Hinds County Sheriff’s Department
- Rankin County Sheriff’s Department
- U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jackson,
- MS Police Training Academy, Jackson, MS
- Wells, Marble, & Hurst Law Firm
- Warren County Sheriff’s Department
- Mississippi Department of Corrections
- Mississippi State Crime Lab
- U.S. Secret Service Office in Jackson, MS
- McGlinchy Stafford Law Firm
- District Attorney’s Office-9th District, Vicksburg, MS
- Mississippi State Department of Public Safety
- Gulfport Police Department
- University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
- Flowood Police Department
- Mississippi Gaming Commission, Jackson, MS
- Veterans Affairs Police Department, Jackson, MS
- Newton County Sheriff’s Department
- Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center, Pearl, MS
- Jackson Police Department
- Courtwatch, Inc., Flowood, MS
- Leake County Sheriff’s Department
- Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Phi Zeta Rho
Take part in our Criminal Justice Club, Phi Zeta Rho. Our chapter was formally accepted by the American Criminal Justice Association and its national organization Lambda Alpha Epsilon in 1990. We’ve hosted 100 different speakers delivering fascinating talks on criminal justice and law enforcement — including 40 MC alumni.We also host career forums where students can meet with criminal justice professionals working at the local, state and federal level.
- Mark Hicks (‘86), Director of the Mississippi Division of Alcohol and Beverage Control.
- Bill Stewart (’87), a partner in the law firm of Millberg, Gordon and Stewart in Raleigh, North Carolina
- Karen Burke (‘87, Deputy U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, MO.
- Malcom McMillan (’87), 4-term Sheriff of Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.
- Bill Turcotte (‘87), is the Director of Security at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS.
- Dave Van (’88), Executive Director for Region VIII, Mental Health Services for the State of Mississippi.
- Greg Poore (‘89), Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
- Jason Zebert (’91), Municipal Court Judge in Pearl, MS.
- Curtis Jones (‘92), Special Projects Director for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety in Jackson.
- William “Ellis” Simpson (’92), Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Gregory Waggoner (‘95), Sheriff of Leake County, MS.
- Ray Prouty (’99), Instructor at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy in Pearl, MS.
- Scott Lollar (‘00), Special Agent for the Secret Service office in Jackson, MS.
- Stephen McCraney (’11) is Director of Public Safety at Mississippi College
- John Haynes (‘01), who completed Officer’s Candidate School in the United States Air Force and Flight Training School and is currently serving in the Middle East.
- Tim Keen (’01), is a Special Agent with the Secret Service.
- Mark JaCobsen, (’11) is in the process of being hired as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent
- Dana Bruno (’11) is Dr. Harry Porter’s Graduate Assistant and working on her M.S.S. in Administration of Justice at Mississippi College.