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Law, Public Policy and Society

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Law, Public Policy and Society for Transfer Degree (AA-T) is designed to provide a solid, multi-disciplinary lower-division preparation for students who intend to transfer to a California State University (CSU) for a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Sociology, Economics, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Global Intelligence and National Security, International Relations, Philosophy, or similar major. 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.

Required Core (25 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Select one:
ADMJ001
ADMJ002
ADMJ003
BUSN028

Introduction to Administration of Justice
Concepts of Criminal Law
Principles & Procedures of the Justice System
Business Law

3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
PHIL003Introduction to Ethics3 units
Select one:
COMM001
COMM004
COMM020

Public Speaking
Small Group Discussion
Argumentation and Debate

3 units
3 units
3 units
ENGL001AEnglish Composition3 units
Select one:
ENGL001C
ENGL001CH
PHIL002

Critical Thinking and Writing
Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
Introduction to Logic

3 units
3 units
3 units
Select one:
MATH010
MATH010H

Elementary Statistics
Honors Elementary Statistics

4 units
4 units
Select one:
HIST017A
HIST017B
HIST017BH

United States History
United States History
Honors United States History

3 units
3 units
3 units
Select one:
POLI001
POLI001H

American Government
Honors American Government

3 units
3 units

List A: Select up to Two Courses from Two of the areas listed below: (NOTE: courses must not have been used above) (6-7 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
Area 1: Administrative of Justice/Criminal Justice/Criminology
ADMJ001
ADMJ002
ADMJ003
ADMJ004
ADMJ008
ADMJ021
ADMJ100G

Introduction to Administration of Justice
Concepts of Criminal Law
Principles & Procedures of the Justice System
Legal Aspects of Evidence
Juvenile Procedures
Community Relations
Introduction to Corrections

3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units
Area 2: Business
BUSN028

Business Law

3 units
Area 3: Economics

Only one:
ECON001A
ECON001AH

Only one:
ECON001B
ECON001BH



Principles of Macroeconomics
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics


Principles of Microeconomics
Honors Principles of Microeconomics



4 units
4 units


4 units
4 units
Area 4: Political Science
POLI002

Only one:
POLI003
POLI003H

POLI004

Comparative Governments


Introduction to Political Science
Honors Introduction to Political Science

International Relations

3 units


3 units
3 units

3 units
Area 5: Public Policy
SJST001
SOCI002

Introduction to Ethnic and Social Justice Studies
Social Problems

3 units
3 units
Area 6: Diversity

Only one:
ANTH003
ANTH003H

GEOG002
SOCI020
SOCI028



Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to Cultural Geography
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Gender



3 units
3 units

3 units
3 units
3 units
Area 7: College Success
COUN005

College Success

3 units

Total Major Units: 31-32 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:

  • Evaluate diverse viewpoints related to the human experience
  • Analyze political science concepts and theories
  • Articulate evidence-based arguments
Last Updated 10/14/22