Law and Public Policy

Required Core (25 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ADMJ 001 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units LPPS 110
  OR    
ADMJ 002 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units AJ 120
  OR    
ADMJ 003 Principles & Procedures of the Justice 3 units AJ 122
  OR    
BUSN 028 Business Law 3 units BUS 125
PHIL 003 Introduction to Ethics 3 units LPPS 120 or PHIL 120
COMM 004 Small Group Discussion 3 units COMM 140
  OR    
COMM 020 Argumentation and Debate 3 units COMM 140
  OR    
COMM 001 Public Speaking 3 units COMM 110
ENGL 001A Critical Thinking and Writing 3 units  
ENGL 001C/H Critical Thinking and Writing or Honors 3 units ENGL 100
  OR    
PHIL 002 Introduction to Logic 3 units PHIL 110
MATH 010/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units MATH 110
HIST 017A United States History 3 units HIST 130
  OR    
HIST 017B/H United States History or Honors 3 units HIST 140
POLI 001/H American Government or Honors 3 units POLS 110

List A (6-7 units)

Select up to Two Courses from Two of the areas listed below: (NOTE: courses must not have been used above)

Area 1: Administrative of Justice/Criminal Justice/Criminology

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ADMJ 001 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units AJ 110
ADMJ 002 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units AJ 120
ADMJ 003 Principles & Procedures of the Justice 3 units AJ 122
ADMJ 004 Legal Aspaects of Evidence 3 units AJ 124
ADMJ 008 Juvenile Procedures 3 units AJ 220
ADMJ 021 Community Relations 3 units AJ 160
ADMJ 100G Introduction to Corrections 3 units AJ 200

Area 2: Business

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
BUSN 028 Business Law 3 units BUS 125

Area 3: Economics

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
ECON 001A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units ECON 202
  AND    
ECON 002A Principles of Macroeconomics Lab 1 unit ECON 202
ECON 001AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units ECON 202
  AND    
ECON 002AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics Lab 1 unit ECON 202
ECON 001B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units ECON 201
  AND    
ECON 002B Principles of Microeconomics Lab 1 unit ECON 201
ECON 001BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics 3 units ECON 201
  AND    
ECON 002BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics Lab 1 units ECON 201

Area 4: Political Science

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
POLI 002 Comparative Governments 3 units POLS 130
POLI 004 International Relations 3 units POLS 140
POLI 003/H Introduction to Political Science or Honors 3 units POLS 150

Area 5: Public Policy

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
SJST 001 Introduction to Social Justice Studies 3 units SJS 110
SOCI 002 Social Problems 3 units SOCI 115

Area 6: Diversity

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
GEOG 002 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3 units GEOG 120
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units SOCI 150
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units SOCI 140
ANTH 003/H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Honors 3 units ANTH 120

Area 7: College Success

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
COUN 005 College Success 3 units  

Total Major Units: 31-32 units

GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC): 39 or 37 units

Elective Units as needed to total 60 units CSU transferable units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting adegreewithaguarantee.com

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 8/5/21