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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE - DEGREES & CERTIFICATES


Major Code 2105.00


Associate in Arts Degree (36 Units, Plan B)

This program is designed to serve students who wish to prepare
themselves for one of several careers in law enforcement. Students should take note that Administration of Justice courses are scheduled in rotation and plan their class schedule accordingly. Transfer students should refer to Plan A.

  • REQUIRED COURSES
  • FIRST SEMESTER UNITS
    • ADM JUS 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
    • ADM JUS 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
    • ADM JUS* Elective 3
    • ENG 101* College Reading and Composition I 3
    • POL SCI 1* the Government of the United States 3
  • Major Requirements
  • SECOND SEMESTER UNITS
    • ADM JUS 3 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
    • ADM JUS 4 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
    • ADM JUS 6 Patrol Procedures 3
    • MATH 115 Elementary Algebra 5
    • SOC 1* Introduction to Sociology 3
      OR
      PSYCH 1* General Psychology I 3
  • THIRD SEMESTER UNITS
    • ADM JUS 5 Criminal Investigation 3
    • ADM JUS 8 Juvenile Procedures 3
    • HEALTH 11* Principles of Healthful Living 3
    • SPANISH 1* Elementary Spanish I 5
  • FOURTH SEMESTER UNITS
    • ADM JUS 14 Report Writing for Peace Officers (See ENGLISH 130)3
    • ADM JUS 67 Community Relations I 3
    • CO SCI 901* Introduction to Computers and Their Use 3
    • PSYCH 2* General Psychology II 3
    • ADM JUS* Elective 3
    • PHYS ED Physical Education 1
  • TOTAL UNITS 36

*Recommended courses for the Administration of Justice major. See catalog or a counselor for additional choices. Electives include any Administration of Justice, Corrections, or Fire Technology courses. ADM JUS 75 may be substituted for ADM JUS 8. Veterans and law enforcement personnel may petition for a PHYS ED exemption. Students should also inquire about the Criminal Justice Club. Please meet with the Administration of Justice Department Chair and a Counselor to insure your schedule will satisfy your goal. If you are a transfer student, please meet with a counselor from the college or university you would like to attend so that you can make sure you satisfy the transfer requirements.

Associate in Arts Degree – Transfer Option (18 units, Plan A)
Major Code 4901.00

This program is designed for the transfer student. Students who take at least 18 units and up to 21 units in the major and 39 units of General Education courses can receive an A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Administration of Justice according to Plan A of the general catalog. Graduation requires at least 60 units. Students are advised to contact their transfer college because requirements may change or vary from college to college. A student can transfer to a four-year college at the junior level with 60 units for CSU and 60 units for UC programs.

  • ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE TRANSFER COURSES
    (Select Option 1 or 2)
  • OPTION 1: (DESIGNED FOR THE GENERAL CSU TRANSFER STUDENT)
    • ADM JUS 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
    • ADM JUS 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
    • ADM JUS 3 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
    • ADM JUS 4 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
    • ADM JUS 67 Community Relations 3
    • ADM JUS 75 Introduction to Corrections 3
    • TOTAL UNITS 18
  • OPTION 2: (DESIGNED FOR THE CSULA LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS)
    • ADM JUS 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice (CSU-Crim 101) 3
    • ADM JUS 2 Concepts of Criminal Law (CSU-Crim 126) 3
    • ADM JUS 4 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System (CSU Crim 203) 3
    • ADM JUS 75 Introduction to Corrections (CSU Crim 201) 3
    • ADM JUS 160 Police Organization and Administration (CSU Crim 202) 3
      ADM JUS Transfer Elective 3
    • TOTAL UNITS 18
  • GENERAL EDUCATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (30 UNITS)
    • Consult with a counselor to determine which of the following General Education Requirements are needed: Natural Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, Language & Rationality, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics and any other transfer requirements
  • ELECTIVES
    • Sociology 1 or Psychology 1 are recommended “related disciplines”

Please meet with the Administration of Justice Department Chair and a Counselor to insure your schedule will satisfy your goal. If you are a transfer student, please meet with a counselor from the college or university you would like to attend so that you can make sure you satisfy the transfer requirements or that articulation agreements are in effect.

Skill Certificates

Students who satisfactorily complete the individual courses listed below will be given a Skill Certificate.

SKILL CERTIFICATE IN JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER (8 UNITS)

  • REQUIRED COURSE: ADM JUS 260 8

SKILL CERTIFICATE IN PROBATION OFFICER (12 UNITS)

  • REQUIRED COURSE: ADM JUS 261 12

SKILL CERTIFICATE IN FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION 3 UNITS

  • REQUIRED COURSE: ADM JUS 62 3

SKILL CERTIFICATE IN PENAL CODE 832 ARREST COURSE 3 UNITS

  • REQUIRED COURSE: ADM JUS 60 3

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