Administration of Justice (AS-T Degree S0362)

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0362

The Associate of 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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System3
ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law3
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
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Total Units for Major18
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60

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

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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.

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