Law and Public Policy

Required Core (25 units)

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

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
ADMJ 001 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units
ADMJ 002 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
ADMJ 003 Principles & Procedures of the Justice 3 units
ADMJ 004 Legal Aspaects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ 008 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
ADMJ 021 Community Relations 3 units
ADMJ 100G Introduction to Corrections 3 units

Area 2: Business

Course Number Course Title Units
BUSN 028 Business Law 3 units

Area 3: Economics

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 001A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
  AND  
ECON 002A Principles of Macroeconomics Lab 1 unit
ECON 001AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
  AND  
ECON 002AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics Lab 1 unit
ECON 001B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
  AND  
ECON 002B Principles of Microeconomics Lab 1 unit
ECON 001BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
  AND  
ECON 002BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics Lab 1 units

Area 4: Political Science

Course Number Course Title Units
POLI 002 Comparative Governments 3 units
POLI 004 International Relations 3 units
POLI 003/H Introduction to Political Science or Honors 3 units

Area 5: Public Policy

Course Number Course Title Units
SJST 001 Introduction to Social Justice Studies 3 units
SOCI 002 Social Problems 3 units

Area 6: Diversity

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

Area 7: College Success

Course Number Course Title Units
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 9/18/20