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.


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CSU/CSUSM: General Education Option B 

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
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-101 Criminal Law 3
AJ-112 Introduction to Criminology 3
PHIL-103 Logic 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
AJ-108 Criminal Investigation 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
AJ-111 Criminal Procedures 3
Spring Semester 2
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
MUS-108 History of Jazz and Blues 3
Ethnic Politics in America
or Black History in the American Context
AJ-118 Community and the Justice System 3
 Total Units60

Language Requirement: Some CSU's require the equivalency of an intermediate language proficiency for graduation. Please see a counselor for more detail regarding specific CSU major and graduation requirements. CSUSM Grad Requirements: Language

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
AJ-101Criminal Law3
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
List A: Select two
Select two of the following:6
Criminal Evidence
Juvenile Procedures
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Procedures
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
Total Units18
Course Title Credits
Units for Major18
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern37-39
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 overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students 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. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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