Administration of Justice, A.S.-T
An Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as an Administration of Justice or Criminal Justice major. The courses in the A.S.-T in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree allow for the development of depth in one of the subject’s substantive subsystems (i.e. law enforcement, juvenile, courts or corrections). The main objective is to familiarize students with the processes involved in the interaction of the criminal justice system as a whole.
AS.AJ.OPTBAST and AS.AJ.OPTCAST
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CSU/CSUSM: General Education Option B
|Fall Semester 1||Units|
|MATH-140||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|ENGL-101||College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)||4|
|AJ-102||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|THA-110||Fundamentals of Acting||3|
|PSYC-101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Spring Semester 1|
|AJ-112||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|PS-101||Introduction to American Government and Politics||3|
|CHEM-100||Introduction to Chemistry||4|
|Fall Semester 2|
|COMM-104||Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)||3|
|SPAN-101||Elementary Spanish I||4|
|Spring Semester 2|
|HIST-112||U.S. History Since 1865||3|
|MUS-108||History of Jazz and Blues||3|
|AJ-105||Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing)||3|
|AJ-118||Community and the Justice System||3|
Language Requirement: Some CSU’s have an Intermediate Language Proficiency requirement that can be met by completion of 4 years of high school Foreign Language with a grade of C or better, or by completing up to the equivalent of MSJC’s ASL-201 American Sign Language III (formerly ASL-103), FREN-201 Intermediate French I, or SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I.
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|Required Core Courses|
|AJ-102||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|List A: Select two|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Community and the Justice System|
|Introduction to Correctional Science|
|List B: Select two|
|Select any course from List A not used above or the following:||6|
|Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing)|
|Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security|
|Introduction to Statistics|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Honors Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to American Government and Politics|
|Honors Introduction to American Government and Politics|
|Units for Major||18|
|CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern||37-39|
|Possible double counting: 6-9|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)|
Total Units for A.S.-T Degree: 60 units
The major requirements for this associate degree for transfer to CSU may be met by:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California 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.
ADT also requires that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better.
This associate degree for transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing this degree is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan and receive university admission and transfer requirements.
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