Administration of Justice
Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)
Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01251)
Administration of Justice and Criminal Justice are the study of theories, concepts, statutes, laws, procedures, and methodologies governing the criminal justice system. These programs explore the historical development of criminal law, the interrelationship between criminal law and the criminal justice system, and its contemporary application in juvenile and adult crime. This program meets the requirements of the STAR Act.
Program Student Learning Outcome Statement
- Demonstrate ability to observe objectively and to collect data and facts in order to make an informed judgment.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
- Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
- Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
- Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements (http://catalog.swccd.edu/certificates-certifications-degrees-csuuc-requirements/certificates/certificate-achievement/).
|AJ 111||INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE||3|
|AJ 151||CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|Select two of the following:||6-8|
|PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM|
|LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE|
|PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION|
|JUVENILE LAW AND PROCEDURES|
|Select two of the following or any course from List A not already used:||6-8|
|INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY|
|STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES|
or MATH 119
|INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 1|
or SOC 110
|CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS|
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.
Or any CSU Transferable Administration of Justice lower division course or courses outside the Administration of Justice discipline that are articulated as lower division major preparation for the Criminal Justice or Criminology Major at any CSU.