Law, Public Policy, and Society

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01847)

The Associate in Arts in Law, Public Policy, and Society for Transfer Degree is designed to meet the requirements for transfer to the California State University System (CSU). The interdisciplinary offerings in the program provides preparation for a variety of CSU majors including but not limited to: American Studies, Communication Studies, Economics, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Global Intelligence, International Relations, National Security, Philosophy, Political Science, and Public Administration. This ADT aligns with San Diego State's Public Administration degree and Southwestern College's "Pathway to Law School" Certificate of Achievement. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult with a counselor for additional information.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively in written and oral forms.
  • Evaluate arguments using evidence-based reasoning.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable 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 CSU.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core25-27
INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
PUBLIC SPEAKING
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
List A
Select two courses from different areas (Areas 1 to 8)6-7
NOTE: Courses must not have been used above in Required Core.
Area 1: Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice/Criminology
CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW
PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Area 2: Business
BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
Area 3: Economics
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II
Area 4: Political Science
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Area 5: Public Policy (Public Administration)
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
THE URBAN SCENE
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Area 6: Diversity
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY: CULTURAL ELEMENTS
RACE AND ETHNICITY
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
Area 7: College Success
LIFELONG SUCCESS
Area 8: Internship/Fieldwork (NOTE: PD 290 must be taken for 3 units)
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I
Total Units31-34

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.