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

Division: Social Sciences

Students completing the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer in the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Administration of Justice. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Administration of Justice through the study of the criminal justice system, corrections, law enforcement, court systems, ethics, and diverse populations as related to the justice system. Students will acquire critical and analytical thinking skills related to issues in the administration of justice system and demonstrate comprehension and appreciation of the connections, contributions, experiences, and potential conflicts of diverse populations as they interact with the criminal justice system. This degree is specifically intended to facilitate a seamless transfer to the CSU system, but it also provides the preparation necessary for immediate employment in city and county law enforcement, correctional officer, jail and juvenile hall detention officer, group home counselor and private security agencies.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the structure and function of the main components of the criminal justice system: Law Enforcement, Courts, Corrections, Juvenile Justice and Victims.
  • Understand and be able to act upon the social responsibility that is entrusted to them to serve and protect the public in an ethical manner.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills acquired in the social sciences in preparation for transfer to a 4-year college or university.

Transfer and Career Opportunities

This Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for administration of justice for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Upon completion of this Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) Degree students will be prepared for employment in city and county law enforcement, correctional officer, jail and juvenile hall detention officer, and group home counselor and private security agencies. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: Highway Patrol, Municipal Police Departments, county, state and federal Probation and Parole, County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Corrections, county and state juvenile facilities and several other state and federal law enforcement and correctional agencies.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Major Courses (10 Units)10
Intro to Criminal Justice *
Criminal Law 1
Statistics - Social Sciences *
Introduction to Statistics
Restricted Electives - List A (6 Units)6
Select two of the following courses:
Community Relations
Legal Aspects of Evidence
Juvenile Laws & Procedures
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Identification
Introduction to Corrections
Restricted Electives - List B (3 Units)3
Select one course from either List A or List B:
Constitutional Law
Terrorism and Freedom
Criminal Justice Communication
Juvenile Delinquency
Criminal Law 2
Correction/Counseling
Criminal Justice Ethics *
Correctional Law
General Psychology *
Introduction to Sociology *
Electives (7-11 Units)7-11
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units
Total60
*

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 6-9 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).

**

3-6 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).