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Social & Behavioral Sciences: Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T in Administration of Justice) degree involves the study of the theory and practice of law enforcement, police work, and court and corrections systems. Law enforcement, whether as a line police officer, deputy sheriff, marshal, or state traffic officer, offers a rewarding opportunity to serve society. Specialized officers such as game wardens, forest rangers, or criminal investigators make unique contributions throughout our state and nation. They investigate crime, present cases in court and render other service to the justice system and the people.

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T in Administration of Justice) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T in Administration of Justice) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Properly interpret industry standards related to an individual’s rights against illegal searches and seizures, self-incrimination, legal representation, and due process of the law.
  2. Analyze and evaluate crime scenes, identify unique criminal components, then properly collect, preserve, and document evidence.
  3. Identify and apply the individual components of the criminal justice system to a newly arrested offender.

 

Required Core Courses Units
AJ 101, Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
AJ 102, Criminal Law 3
   
Required Electives A Units
Select 6 units from the following:  
AJ 103, Criminal Evidence 3
AJ 104, Introduction to Corrections 3
AJ 204, Juvenile Procedures 3
AJ 205, Criminal Investigation 3
AJ 208, Introduction to Forensic Science 3
AJ 210, Police in Society 3
   
Required Electives B Units

Select 6 units from the following or any course from List A not already used:

 
AJ 206, Criminology 3
GEOG 101, Physical Geography: Earth's Surface Landscapes 3
GEOG 101L, Physical Geography Lab: Earth's Surface Landscapes 1
GEOG 105, Cultural Geography 3
MATH 115, Statistics 4
PHIL 110, Introduction to Logic 3
PHIL 201, Critical Thinking 3
PSY 101, General Psychology 3
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 112, American Social Issues: Problems and Challenges 3

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
AJ 101, Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
Required Elective B 3-4
Course from GE requirement Area A2 3
Course from GE requirement Area C1 3
Course from GE requirement Area E 3
  Total 15-16
   
Second Semester Units
AJ 102, Criminal Law 3
Required Elective B 3-4
Course from GE requirement Area A1 3
Course from GE requirement Area C2 3
Course from GE requirement Area B4 3
  Total 15-16
   
Third Semester Units
Required Elective A 3
ANTH 103, Introduction to Prehistory 3
Course from GE requirement Area D 3
Course from GE requirement Area A3 3
Course from GE requirement Area B2 3
  Total 15
   
Fourth Semester Units
Required Elective A 3
Course from GE requirement Area B1 3
Course from GE requirement Area D 3
Course from GE requirement Area D 3
Course from GE requirement Area C 3
  Total 15
   
  Degree Total 60

 

Last updated: September 26, 2016