Law, Public Policy and Society, A.A.-T

An A.A.-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as an Interdisciplinary Major. The courses in this A.A.-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society for Transfer focus on an introductory foundation of Law, Public Police and Society through the study of interdisciplinary fields of study to include criminal justice, political science, history, philosophy, sociology, economics, and communications. Students completing this degree will acquire skills and abilities in communication, critical thinking, an introduction to the legal field, as well as preparation for further study in a variety of majors.

AA.LPPS.OPTBAAT or AA.LPPS.OPTCAAT

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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.

CSU: General Education Option B

This program provides students with focused program options. A focused program map contains courses that help students specialize in a distinct area and connects to careers.  Talk to a counselor about preparing for transfer to specific schools.

Public Administration Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
3
AJ-111 Criminal Procedures 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
COMM-104
Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
or Critical Thinking and Writing
3
AJ-101 Criminal Law 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
SOCI-102 Contemporary Social Problems 3
MUS-108 History of Jazz and Blues 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
ENVS-100
Humans and Scientific Inquiry
or Environmental Science
3
PHIL-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PS-103 Ethnic Politics in America 3
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CSIS-101 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
 Units13
 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: General Education Option B

This program provides students with focused program options. A focused program map contains courses that help students specialize in a distinct area and connects to careers.  Talk to a counselor about preparing for transfer to specific schools.

Sociology Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
3
AJ-111 Criminal Procedures 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
COMM-104
Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
or Critical Thinking and Writing
3
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
SOCI-102 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
ENVS-100
Humans and Scientific Inquiry
or Environmental Science
3
PHIL-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
AJ-118 Community and the Justice System 3
SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II 4
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
MUS-108 History of Jazz and Blues 3
 Units14
 Total Units62

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 

UCR: General Education Option C

This program provides students with focused program options. A focused program map contains courses that help students specialize in a distinct area and connects to careers.  Talk to a counselor about preparing for transfer to specific schools.

Public Services Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
3
AJ-101 Criminal Law 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
MUS-108 History of Jazz and Blues 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
ENVS-100
Humans and Scientific Inquiry
or Environmental Science
3
ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
PS-102 Comparative Politics and Government 3
PHIL-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
BADM-103 Introduction to Business 3
CSIS-101 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
PS-106 Introduction to International Relations 3
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ACCT-124 Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
 Units16
 Total Units63

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language I, FREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.  

Sociology Focus

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
3
AJ-101 Criminal Law 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
MUS-108 History of Jazz and Blues 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
SOCI-102 Contemporary Social Problems 3
AJ-102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
PS-102 Comparative Politics and Government 3
PHIL-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
ENVS-100
Humans and Scientific Inquiry
or Environmental Science
3
CSIS-101 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH-111 Physical Anthropology Lab 1
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
BADM-103 Introduction to Business 3
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ACCT-124 Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
 Units16
 Total Units63

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language I, FREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.   

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
Select one from each area:3
Criminal Law
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminal Procedures
Legal Environment of Business
Select one from each area:3
Introduction to Ethics
Select one from each area:3
Public Speaking
Honors Public Speaking
Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
Honors Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
Small Group Communication
Select one from each area:4
College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
Select one from each area:3
Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
Honors Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)
Persuasion
Critical Thinking and Writing
Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
Logic
Select one from each area:3
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Select one from each area:3
U.S. History to 1877
Honors U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1865
Honors U.S. History Since 1865
Select one form each area:3
Introduction to American Government and Politics
Honors Introduction to American Government and Politics
List A: Select two from two of the areas listed below. (6 units required)6
NOTE: Course must not have been used above.
Area: 1 Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice/Criminology
Criminal Law
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminal Evidence
Juvenile Procedures
Criminal Procedures
Community and the Justice System
Introduction to Correctional Science
Area: 2 Business
Legal Environment of Business
Area: 3 Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Area: 4 Political Science
Comparative Politics and Government
Introduction to Political Theory
Honors Introduction to Political Theory
Introduction to International Relations
Area: 5 Public Policy
Drugs, Health and Society (formerly Drugs: Use and Abuse)
Area: 6 Diveristy
Cultural Anthropology
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
Honors Intercultural Communication
Cultural Geography
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)
Honors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)
Area: 7 College Success
CSCR-116Integrative Career/Life Planning (formerly GUID-116)3
Area: 8 Internship/Fieldwork
Cooperative Work Experience: Administration of Justice (formerly AJ-149)
Cooperative Work Experience: Communication Studies (formerly COMM-149)
General Work Experience (formerly CWE-149)
Cooperative Work Experience: Legal Assistant (formerly LEG-149)
Cooperative Work Experience: Management (formerly MGT-149)
Total Units34
Course Title Credits
Units for Major31
MSJC General Education Option B or C37-39
Possible double counting: 15-27
Transferable Electives (as need to reach 60 CSU transferable 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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