Degrees & Certificates
Administration of Justice
Associate in Science for Transfer
About the Program
The Las Positas College Administration of Justice program offers courses that lead to an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), and a Basic Peace Officer Academy for students seeking full-time employment in law enforcement.
About the Degree
The Las Positas College Administration of Justice program offers courses that lead
to an Associate in Arts in Administration of Justice for transfer degree. The Associates
in Art in Administration of Justice for Transfer prepares students for seamless transfer
into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Administration of Justice
or similar major. This new degree provides
Administration of Justice students assurance that their undergraduate work will prepare them for junior status within the CSU system. Completing this degree will provide a stronger foundation for further educational endeavors. After completing the required courses in this program students will graduate with a broad-based understanding of the field of administration of justice, its demands, required skill-sets, needed abilities, and career opportunities.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Career opportunities for students completing this Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer include: Municipal or Special District Police Officer, County Deputy Sheriff, FBI Agent*, DEA Agent*, Game Warden, Highway Patrol Officer, State Narcotics Agent, Lawyer*, Forensic Specialist*, Probation Officer*, and a host of other careers and jobs. (*Denotes a four-year degree requirement for that position.)
- Upon completion of the AS-T in Administration of Justice, students are academically
prepared for transfer to a four year
degree program. The student will be able to explain different components and subcomponents of the American criminal
justice program; interpret criminal law statutes and differentiate between civil law and criminal law.
|AJ 50 Introduction to Administration of Justice||3|
|AJ 60 Criminal Law||3|
|AJ 55 Introduction to Correctional Science||3|
|AJ 61 Evidence||3|
|AJ 63 Criminal Investigation||3|
|AJ 66 Juvenile Procedures||3|
|AJ 70 Community Relations||3|
|Any List A course not already used||3|
|MATH 40 Statistics and Probability||4|
|PSYC 1 General Psychology||3|
|SOC 1 Principles of Sociology||3|
|Total Units in the Major||18 - 19|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||41-42|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022