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Arizona Programs of Study

Description

The Associate of Arts in Administration of Justice is designed for transfer to the Criminal Justice bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Arizona State University (ASU). The program teaches students skills which can be used to enter a wide variety of law enforcement and corrections positions. Students completing this degree will transfer 60-64 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. This is a Tech Prep articulated program.  

 

AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
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
General Education Options (0-6 credits)     
Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credit hours.   0-6
Special Requirements    
Must be met within the General Education 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.   4
SOC 210 Sociology of Gender 4
SOC 215 Race & ethnic Relations 3

 

Outcomes

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.
  • 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.

 

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