2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies - Administration of Justice Specialization, AA&S

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Purpose: The Administration of Justice Specialization of the General Studies Transfer degree program is designed for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice, Police Science or Homeland Security at a four-year college or university.

Students who complete this program of study may be eligible to earn junior-class standing at a four-year college or university and will have complete courses that generally serve as prerequisites for advanced undergraduate coursework in Administration of Justice. Like other transfer degree programs, students pursuing the Administration of Justice Specialization take courses that are accepted at most public four year institutions in a wide variety of baccalaureate degree programs. However, departments of Administration of Justice or Criminal Justice differ greatly in their approaches to the undergraduate major and students are urged to acquaint themselves with the degree requirements of potential college or university transfer destinations.

Occupational Objectives: Municipal, County, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Personnel; Private or Government Investigator; Commercial and Industrial Security Officer.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Administration of Justice Curriculum Degree Requirements:


  • Any two HIS courses


Social Sciences

Lab Sciences

  • Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, ENV, GOL or PHY except BIO 141  and BIO 142  

Elective Course Options

  • Any two ADJ 200 level courses(not listed above)

Total Minimum Credits: 65

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies necessary for academic success, transfer, and employment.  Individual programs may specify how computer competency is attained as part of the program.  If not specified otherwise, computer competency is demonstrated by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.   

1 Students considering transfer should check with anticipated four-year institution to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.
2 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
3 Students who pass a computer competancy exam must take a three credit hour transfer elective to fulfull this requirement.


Suggested Scheduling:

First Year

Total Credits: 16

Second Year

Third Semester

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

  • Communication
  • History II
  • ADJ Elective
  • ADJ Elective
  • Humanities (II)
  • SOC
Total Credits: 18

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