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:
- Demonstrate the knowledge required to recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
- Develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
- Demonstrate the ability to define and use criminal justice system key terms, concepts and theories.
- 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.