Administration of Justice, Associate in Science for Transfer

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The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree is designed to provide a seamless pathway to transfer to a California State University for students who wish to major in Administration of Justice. The curriculum addresses basic knowledge and skills required in the criminal justice major. With an AS-T in Administration of Justice, the student will be ready to transfer to a CSU campus to finish a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology. Depending on the CSU campus, specializations may include corrections, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice research/ management, legal studies for prosecutorial or jurist careers, or criminology. A bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology may lead to careers with federal, state, or local law enforcement, probation, parole, and correctional institutions, specialized criminal investigations, forensics, criminalistics, or a career in the study of crime causation or victimology.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge required to recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
  2. Students will develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to define and use criminal justice system key terms, concepts and theories.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on developments in the criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 6 units

AJ 021

Criminal Justice in Society

3

AJ 022

Concepts of Criminal Law

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 6 units selected from:

AJ 023

Principles and Procedures of The Justice System

3

AJ 024

Legal Aspects of Evidence

3

AJ 025

Criminal Investigation

3

AJ 028

Juvenile Law and Procedure

3

AJ 040

Community Relations

3

AJ 051

Introduction ot Correctional Science

3

Area B - Complete 6 units selected from:

AJ 023

Principles and Procedures of The Justice System

3

AJ 024

Legal Aspects of Evidence

3

AJ 025

Criminal Investigation

3

AJ 028

Juvenile Law and Procedure

3

AJ 031

Report Preparation

3

AJ 040

Community Relations

3

AJ 051

Introduction to Correctional Science

3

AJ 053

Correctional Interviewing and Interventions

3

AJ 054

Introduction to Probation and Parole

3

AJ 055

Control and Supervision in Corrections

3

AJ 057

Legal Aspects of Corrections

3

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

A minimum grade of "C" in each course.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60