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/).
Required Core
AJ 111INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
AJ 151CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW3
List A
Select two of the following:6-8
PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE
PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION
EVIDENCE TECHNOLOGY
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
JUVENILE LAW AND PROCEDURES
List B
Select two of the following or any course from List A not already used:6-8
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 1
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Total Units18-22