Degrees & Certificates
Administration of Justice AS-T
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 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 in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
AD-Ts also require the students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not acceptable grade for courses in the major.
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.)
|AJ 50 (Intro to Admin of Justice)||3|
|AJ 60 (Criminal Law)||3|
|AJ 55 (Intro 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. Consult with an
adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.