2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Administration of Justice, AS-T

The Associate in Science for Transfer degree in Administration of Justice is designed to provide a seamless pathway to transfer to a California State University for students who wish to major in Administration of Justice. The curriculum addresses basic knowledge and skills required in the criminal justice major. With an AS-T in Administration of Justice, the student will be ready to transfer to a CSU campus to finish a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology. Depending on the CSU campus, specializations may include corrections, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice research/ management, legal studies for prosecutorial or jurist careers, or criminology. A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology may lead to careers with federal, state, or local law enforcement, probation, parole, and correctional institutions, specialized criminal investigations, forensics, criminalistics, or a career in the study of crime causation or victimology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge required to recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
  2. Develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to define and use criminal justice system key terms, concepts and theories.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on developments in the criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 6 units

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60