Administration of Justice Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T)

Division: Social Sciences

PROGRAM CODE: 1S37048

The Administration of Justice Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T in AJ) is designed to provide an Associate in Science Degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T in AJ) for students who would like to transfer to a California State University (CSU) and major in Administration of Justice or Criminal Justice. The Administration of Justice discipline examines the structure, functions, laws and procedures, and decision-making processes of agencies that deal with crime management, such as police, prosecutors, courts, and correctional facilities. This curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn skills necessary for working with local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies and will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college's or university's requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "Associate Degree for Transfer," a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The AS-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is designated "high-unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system.

To earn an AS-T in Administration of Justice, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis with a grade of C or better in those courses;
  2. California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU-GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC);
  3. completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter CSU transferable units;
  4. students must have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  5. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better.
Required Core Courses (6 units) are listed in suggested sequence:6
Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Concepts of Criminal Law3
List A (6 units):6
Criminal Investigation3
Community and the Justice System3
List B: Select two (6-7 units)6-7
Introduction to Psychology3
Honors Intro to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems3
Intro Probability Statistics4
Probability & Stats-Social Sci
Honors Prob Stats-Soc Sci
Probability & Stats-Social Sci
Honors Prob & Stats-Soc Sci
Computer Information Systems3
Logic and Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking and Writing
Total Units18-19

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: This CTE and Transfer Degree is also intended to prepare a student to meet the main competencies for entrance into a career in local, state, or federal law enforcement, including police and homeland security related careers with the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Border Patrol, or Federal Air Marshalls. The specific program learning outcomes provide that a student who completes this program . . .

OUTCOME 2: Will have acquired the specified set of skills required for entry-level employment opportunities in law enforcement

OUTCOME 3: Will have achieved the necessary competencies, including verbal, written, and critical thinking skills, to be successful in training for a career in law enforcement

OUTCOME 4: Will have prepared a career portfolio to plan for additional educational and career advancement opportunities within the administration of justice* A student who completes an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice AS-T will have completed the discipline requirements above.

OUTCOME 5: Will also possess a breadth of knowledge and experiences from the areas of the humanities and arts; the natural sciences and mathematics; the social sciences; and physical education

OUTCOME 6: Will also possess skills for life-long learning in oral and written communication; human adaptability and health; critical thinking, including deductive/inductive reasoning, problem-solving, and quantitative/qualitative reasoning; and information competency.

OUTCOME 7: Will also possess an understanding of civic society and culture in the areas of citizen rights and responsibilities; the role of diversity in modern society; and the nature of ethical decision-making* *The specific discipline and general education knowledge, skills, competencies, civic and cultural understanding expectations can be found in the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) identified for each course listed in the course and in the general education requirements.


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