The degree program in Administration of Justice is designed to prepare individuals for a
career in law enforcement and related occupations.
Supported by general education, students develop professional competence in the areas of
law enforcement administration, police science, the prevention and control of juvenile
delinquency, criminal investigation and in-depth drug awareness. The program is primarily
for entry-level law enforcement students but the experienced officer may receive advanced
Students who provide documentation of graduation from accredited law enforcement and
correctional academies may be eligible for advanced placement according to the guidelines
established by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) articulation agreements with the
Virginia State Police and other accredited Department of Criminal Justice Services academies.