Administration of Justice, AS-T

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0362

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer provides a broad base of education in the discipline. Students will acquire the ability to identify and apply legal precedents in field work, be prepared to understand the use of criminal codes in the investigation and documentation of crime, and become familiarized with the social factors that involve police interaction within the community. The degree will support students interested in branching out into undergraduate studies in the social sciences.

To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 units that are eligible for transfer to CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Core Courses
ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System 3
ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law 3
List A
Choose two from the following:6
Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
Legal Aspects of Evidence
Community Relations
Principles of Investigation
Introduction to Forensics for Criminal Justice
List B
Choose two from the following:6
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Sociology
Sociology - Honors
Total Units for Major18
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60
1

Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.

Additional Notations

In addition to List C, any CSU transferable Administration of Justice lower division course or courses outside the Administration of Justice discipline that are articulated as lower division major preparation for the Criminal Justice or Criminology Major at any CSU.

Administration of Justice Website

Explore Your Future in Administration of Justice for Transfer

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS-T transfer degree in Administration of Justice as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
ADJU 1 The Administration of Justice System 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
 Units12
Intersession 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
 Units4
Semester 2
ADJU 2 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
ADJU 3 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
Recommended to take AREA D Social, Political, Economical Institutions General Education course here. HIST 1 or POLI 1 are recommended by the content faculty. 1 3
Recommended to take AREA C Arts General Education course here. 1 3
 Units12
Intersession 2
Recommended to take AREA D General Education course here and a KIN (PE activity) course. 3
 Units3
Second Year
Semester 1
ADJU 4 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
ADJU 5 Community Relations 3
ADJU 68 Administration of Justice Report Writing 3
Recommended to take AREA E Lifelong Learning General Education course here. 1 3
 Units12
Intersession 1
Recommended to take AREA B Physical Universe & Life General Education course here. 1 3
 Units3
Semester 2
ADJU TRAN Transfer Course 12
 Units12
Intersession 2
Recommended to take AREA C Humanities General Education course here. 1 3
 Units3
 Total Units61
1

To earn and Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T, AS-T) a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC or CSU GE breadth, and a major area of emphasis of at least 18 units. Find the Area course listings here: CSU GE Course Listings; UC (IGETC) Listings

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the principals involved in documenting the investigation of criminal activity.
  • Identify and apply legal precedents in field work.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the social factors related to police interaction with communities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how criminal codes are used and how statutory law is practically applied.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology and other resources to research social and legal aspects of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present information in diverse circumstances, with various cultures and communities, involving public and media issues.
  • Understand professional skills related to court testimony, interview, interrogation, and law enforcement nomenclature.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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