Administration of Justice Associate in Science Degree for Transfer


The Administration of Justice Associate in Science Degree for Transfer, also called the Administration of Justice AS-T, is designed to prepare the student for transfer to a four-year institution of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for the baccalaureate degree in criminal justice at a California State University. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Administration of Justice AS-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as a Mathematics major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree is designed for students looking to further their understanding of the criminal justice system in America (law enforcement, courts, and corrections) and familiarize students with academic, career and volunteer opportunities in the field. Courses in the degree emphasize writing development, critical thinking, and oral communication skills essential to today’s criminal justice professional. This degree requires a total of 18-19 units

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. 
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. 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 not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Required Core Courses (6 units):
AJ 100 F Introduction to Criminal Justice (formerly Introduction to Law Enforcement)3
AJ 110AFCriminal Law3
List A - Select two of the following courses (6 units):6
Juvenile Procedures3
Criminal Procedure3
Rules of Evidence3
Criminal Investigation3
Crime Scene Techniques3
List B: Select two of the following courses or any course not already used in List A (6-7 Units):6-7
Multicultural Issues within Administration of Justice3
General Psychology3
Honors General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Total Units18-19

Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of criminal law and the judicial process.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of forensics and criminology.