Board of Visitors Approves Change in Departmental Status, New Degrees

Posted: December 8, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its meeting this week, Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) approved two new degree programs and established a Department of Administration of Justice in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The degrees approved by the BOV are:

  • BS in Computational and Data Science

  • Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Bioinformatics Management

The new Department of Administration of Justice (ADJ) will be composed of the faculty and staff of the ADJ program currently housed within the department of Public and International Affairs (PIA).

The department will offer such academic programs as a minor in Administration of Justice, a BS in Administration of Justice and an MA and PhD in Justice, Law and Crime Policy.

Administrators say the ADJ Program has “reached a maturity and a size where it can govern itself.” Moreover, they deem the uniqueness in the program’s field of study and focus on justice practice merits a department outside of PIA.

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