Administration of Justice (AA Degree)

Degree Description

This degree is designed for transfer to the Criminal Justice bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Arizona State University (ASU). The program provides students with knowledge and skills which can be used to enter a wide variety of law enforcement and corrections positions. Students completing this degree will transfer a minimum of 60 credits to NAU or ASU. Students planning to transfer to a university other than NAU or ASU should see an advisor. This degree results in an AGEC-A, which is transferable to all Arizona public universities.

 

AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 (5) or higher (3).

College Mathematics w/ Algebra Review (5)

3

Arts/Humanities (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses from different disciplines.

 

6

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses from different disciplines.

 

6

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)

 

 

Two courses.

 

8

Options (0-6 credits) 

 

 

Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credit hours.

 

0-6

Special Requirements

 

 

Must be met within the AGEC or degree requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.

Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry

"W"

Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness

"E"

Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness

"C"

Degree Core Requirements (15 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

AJS 101

Intro to Administration of Justice

3

AJS 110

The Correction Function

3

AJS 130

The Police Function

3

AJS 260

Constitutional Law

3

AJS 280

Criminology

3

Electives (10 credits)

10 credits of transferable courses as stated in the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG). These courses must transfer to all Arizona public universities. See an advisor or check the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG).

Course

Course Title

Hours

Recommended

 

 

One course at the 100 level or above in Spanish or Navajo.

 

2-4

SOC 210

Sociology of Gender

4

SOC 215

Race and Ethnic Relations

3

 

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • prepare for upper division university study and the attainment of a bachelor’s degree in related fields of study;
  • 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;
  • be provided with the resources to investigate careers within the criminal justice system;
  • and be prepared with skills necessary to enter the criminal justice workforce with specialized training in such areas as detention/corrections officer or emergency communications dispatcher.