Administration of Justice, A.S.

In addition to the 24 units of the certificate program in Administration of Justice, students must also complete all MSJC General Education Option A requirements (a total of 60 units) for the
Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice.

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MSJC General Education Option A 

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
AJ-102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-113 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
HS-123 Drugs, Health and Society (formerly Drugs: Use and Abuse) 3
PHIL-103 Logic 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
AJ-101 Criminal Law 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
AJ-105 Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing) 3
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
AJ-111 Criminal Procedures 3
AJ-118 Community and the Justice System 3
AJ-112 Introduction to Criminology 3
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
PE-119 Exercise Walking 1
 Units14
Spring Semester 2
AJ-108 Criminal Investigation 3
AJ-117 Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
PE-115 First Aid and CPR 3
CORR-101 Introduction to Correctional Science 3
HIST-150 Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History) 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Administration of Justice Courses15
Elective Administrative of Justice Courses9
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AJ-101Criminal Law3
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
or AJ-102H Honors Introduction to Criminal Justice
AJ-105Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing)3
AJ-111Criminal Procedures3
AJ-118Community and the Justice System3
Elective Courses
Select 9 units of the following:9
Criminal Evidence
Juvenile Procedures
Criminal Investigation
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security
Introduction to Forensics for Law Enforcement
Traffic Control, Enforcement and Investigation
Special Projects: Administration of Justice
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Introduction to Probation and Parole (formerly AJ-115)
Introduction to Private Security (formerly AJ-098)
Cooperative Work Experience: Administration of Justice (formerly AJ-149)
Vice and Narcotics Investigation And Control (formerly AJ-125 Vice and Narcotics Control)
Introduction to Correctional Science
Total Units24
Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Administration of Justice Courses15
Elective Administrative of Justice Courses9
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)

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