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Administration of Justice

Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree (AS-T in Administration of Justice) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Criminal Justice and Justice Studies. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 5. earn a grade of C (or P) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ADMJ001Introduction to Administration of Justice3 units
ADMJ002Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units

Major Electives List A (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ADMJ003Principles & Procedures of the Justice System3 units
ADMJ004Legal Aspects of Evidence3 units
ADMJ005Criminal Investigation3 units
ADMJ008Juvenile Procedures3 units
ADMJ021Community Relations3 units
ADMJ041Introduction to Forensics3 units
ADMJ100GIntroduction to Corrections3 units

Major Electives List B: Select any course from List A not already used or courses listed below. (6-7 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ADMJ014Alcohol, Narcotics and Drug Abuse3 units
ADMJ015Sexual Assault Investigation3 units
ADMJ023Police Report Writing3 units
ADMJ026Organized Crime3 units
ADMJ032Motorcycle, Prison, and Street Gangs3 units
ADMJ033Introduction to Probation and Parole3 units
ADMJ034Career Planning in Criminal Justice3 units
Only one:

Elementary Statistics
Honors Elementary Statistics

4 units
4 units
PSYC001General Psychology3 units
SOCI001Introduction to Sociology3 units

Total Major Units: 18-19 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

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

  • Apply Constitutional principles to the practice of criminal justice.
  • Describe the individual functions and integrations of the components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
  • Develop, organize and write an objective report that meets the legal and detailed requirements of law enforcement agencies.
  • Use legal research skills to locate, analyze, and discuss the content of statutory and case law.
  • Explain the underlying causes of antisocial and criminal behavior.
  • Apply critical thinking to research, evaluate, analyze and synthesize the appropriate procedures for the collection of evidence and data in criminal case preparation for law enforcement agencies.
  • Examine criminal justice and/or social science data and explain their significance.
  • Articulate, either orally or in writing, concepts or theories applicable to the criminal justice system.
Last Updated 7/19/23