Administration of Justice: AAS Degree
The Administration of Justice AAS program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in the criminal justice arena. This program teaches students specific knowledge and skills, which will assist in securing employment in a wide variety of law enforcement and corrections/juvenile detention positions. This is a Programs of Study articulated program. For more information click here
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.
• Prepare students for upper division course work and the attainment of a bachelor’s degree in related fields of study or.
• Understand the structure of the criminal justice system and the functions of its’ main constituents: official agencies, citizens, and their elected representatives.
• Acquire the major communication skills required of most criminal justice practitioners including the development of effective written and oral communications consistent with the criminal justice field.
• Use knowledge of other cultures, politics, ethics, and human rights to positively impact the community, work place, and the physical environment around us.
• Provide students with the resources to investigate careers within the criminal justice system.
• Prepare students with skills necessary to enter the criminal justice workforce with specialized training in such areas as detention/corrections officer or emergency communications dispatcher.
Minimum credit hours required: 62
General Education Requirements: 29 credit hours
See General Education courses that will satisfy General Education Requirements below.
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 142¹ College Mathematics (3) or a higher course selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
Any approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
Any approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.
SOC 215 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)
SOC 210 Sociology of Gender (3)
Physical/Biological Sciences (8–10)
Any approved General Education courses in the Physical/Biological Sciences category.
Degree Core Requirements: 33 credit hours
Required: 33 credit hours
AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
AJS 105 Juvenile Detention Studies (3)
AJS 110 The Correction Function (3)
AJS 120 Substantive Criminal Law (3)
AJS 150 Rules of Criminal Procedure (3)
AJS 160 Police Administration (3)
AJS 200 Community Relations (3)
AJS 220 Rules of Evidence (3)
AJS 230 Crime & Deviant Behavior (3)
AJS 240 Juvenile Justice Procedure (3)
AJS 280 Criminology (3)
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
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