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Administration of Justice

Award Type: Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree provides an educational foundation for persons aspiring to careers in law enforcement, probation, parole, court administration, corporate security or custodial corrections. The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer will prepare students for further studies toward a California State University (CSU) baccalaureate degree in Administration of Justice or Criminology. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: a) Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). b) A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. c) obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with all courses in the major being completed with a grade of “c” or better.

The graduate of the Associate in Science for Transfer in Administration of Justice will:

  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of criminal justice issues in law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
  • Effectively communicate key terms, concepts, and theories in criminal justice.
  • Reflect critically on criminal justice policy and its relationship in society.

Program Requirements

A major of 18 units is required for the degree.

Required core courses (6 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
AJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.0
AJ 103 Concepts of Criminal Law 3.0

Plus four courses (12 units) from the following

Course Number Course Title Units
AJ 102 Criminal Procedures 3.0
AJ 104 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3.0
AJ 105 Community Relations 3.0
AJ 111 Criminal Investigation 3.0
AJ 120 Juvenile Law and Procedures 3.0
AJ 130 Introduction to Corrections 3.0
AJ 150 Introduction to Forensics 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a)  CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units

    or

b)  Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

A maximum of 6 units may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC. 

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree. 

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