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2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies - Administration of Justice Specialization, AA&S- Can Be Completed Online

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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 transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.

Administration of Justice Curriculum Degree Requirements:

English (9 cr)

Mathematics (6cr)

Please consult your advisor to choose your Math sequence

History (6cr)

  • Any two HIS courses

Humanities (6cr)

Social Sciences (6cr)

  • Any two Social Science courses from ECO,PLS,PSY,SOC,GEO,HIS 
    Recommended: PSY 120  , SOC 266  , or SOC 268  


Lab Sciences (8cr)

  • Any two lab science courses or any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, CSC, ENV, GIS, GOL or PHY except BIO 141  and BIO 142  

Computer Competency or Transfer Elective (3cr)

Total Minimum Credits: 60

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 who pass a computer competency 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

  • History (II)
  • ADJ Elective
  • ADJ Elective
  • Humanities (II)
  • SOC (II)
Total Credits: 15

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