Administration of Justice, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer
Banner code: 2_AST_AJ
Financial aid: Eligible
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree is an excellent way to develop base concepts of criminal law, corrections and criminal justice in the United States. This degree will provide a basis for understanding Core principles used in criminal justice, and therefore prepare graduates for career opportunities in the field of criminal justice. Students in the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree can develop careers in areas such as education, detention officer, dispatcher, probation/parole officer, police officer, deputy sheriff, and attorney.
The Criminal Justice department offers courses from beginning to advanced. All courses are designed to develop students’ observation skills, practical application, and written abilities. Students will be prepared for transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in Criminal Justice at a CSU.
Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:
- Police officer
- Probation officer
- Corrections officer
- Deputy sheriff
- Parole agent
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Differentiate the roles of the law enforcement, courts, and corrections components of the criminal justice system.
- Explain the legal justifications required for conducting a search and an arrest, and the exceptions to these requirements.
- Identify the foundational requirements for the admissibility and the exclusion of evidence in a criminal court proceeding.
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements
Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
- Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
- Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|CJ G140||Introduction To Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ G141||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|CJ G110||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CJ G137||Community Relations And Special Issues In Criminal Justice||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|SOC G100||Introduction To Sociology||3|
|MATH G160||Introduction To Statistics||4|
|PSYC G100||Introduction To Psychology||3|
|PSCI G180||American Government||3|
|PHIL G115||Logic and Critical Thinking||3|
|GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)||37-39|
|Total units that may be double-counted||6-12|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60)||11-15|
Credit earned in AST