Administration of Justice

Overview

Administration of Justice

Are you a problem solver with great communication skills who wants to help others? Find out how to serve your community, reduce crime, uphold the law and promote justice. Specialize in law enforcement, corrections or working in the courts.

Careers as Peace Officers, Lawyers and Correctional Officers

You can help serve justice fairly.

  • Start your career as a police officer, deputy sheriff, detective or criminal investigator.
  • Become a prosecutor, defense attorney or even a judge.
  • Work in corrections, probation or parole.

Academic Plans for Administration of Justice

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Administration of Justice for Transfer—AS-T Degree

Note: In addition to the courses listed on this academic plan, the department highly recommends students take ADMJ 0151.

Term 1
Course Units
ADMJ 0050 3
ENGL 0001A 4
ADMJ 0055 3
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units
HIST 0017B 3
MATH 0013 or SOC 0015 3
ADMJ 0052 or ADMJ 0054 or ADMJ 0056 3
PSYC 0100 or SOC 0001 3
ENGL 0001B or ENGL 0001C 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units
ADMJ 0070 3
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 3
ADMJ 0057 or ADMJ 0058 or ADMJ 0062 3
COMM 0001 or BUS 0266 3
(ASTR 0010 and ASTR 0011) or (ESCI 0001 and ESCI 0001L) or (ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) 4
TOTAL 16
Term 4
Course Units
ADMJ 0073 or ADMJ 0075 3
PSYC 0108 or PSYC 0110 or PSYC 0150 3
ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 or BIOL 0056  3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3
Any Kinesiology Course 1
TOTAL 13

Administration of Justice: Corrections—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0050 3  
ADMJ 0051 2  
ENGL 0001A 4  
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 4  
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0055 3
ADMJ 0062 3
ADMJ 0067 3
MATH 0013 or SOC 0015 3-4
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 3
Course Units
ADMJ 0076 3
ADMJ 0073 or ADMJ 0075 3
COMM 0001 or BUS 0266 3
ADMJ 0057 or ADMJ 0080 3
(BIOL 0056 and BIOL 0056L) or ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0070 3  
ADMJ 0058 or ADMJ 0072 3  
IT 0165 3  
PSYC 0108 or PSYC 0110 or PSYC 0150 3  
KIN 0003A or KIN 0004 or KIN 0005A 0.5-2 This course is recommended by the department, but not required for the degree.
PSYC 0103 or SOC 0003 or WMST 0002 3  
TOTAL 15.5-17  

Administration of Justice: Courts—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0050 3  
ADMJ 0051 2  
ENGL 0001A 4  
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3  
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0052 3
ADMJ 0055 3
ADMJ 0056 3
MATH 0013 or SOC 0015 4
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 16
Term 3
Course Units
ADMJ 0057 3
ADMJ 0075 or ADMJ 0076 3
ADMJ 0073 or ADMJ 0070 3
(BIOL 0056 or BIOL 0056L) or ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 3-4
COMM 0001 or BUS 0266 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0062 or ADMJ 0080 3  
ADMJ 0074 or ADMJ 0072 3  
IT 0165 3  
PSYC 0108 or PSYC 0110 or PSYC 0150 3  
PSYC 0103 or SOC 0003 or WMST 0002 3  
TOTAL 15  

Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0050 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 3  
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3  
ADMJ 0051 2  
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0055 3
ADMJ 0058 3
ADMJ 0056 3
MATH 0013 or SOC 0015 3-4
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 3
Course Units
ADMJ 0072 or ADMJ 0073 3
ADMJ 0054 3
COMM 0001 or BUS 0266 3
ADMJ 0070 or ADMJ 0080 3
(BIOL 0056 and BIOL 0056L) or ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 3-4
TOTAL 15-16
Term 4

 

Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0151 or ADMJ 0053 3  
ADMJ 0075 3  
PSYC 0108 or PSYC 0110 or PSYC 0150 3  
KIN 0003A or KIN 0004 or KIN 0005A 0.5-2 This course is recommended by the department, but not required for the degree.
PSYC 0103 or SOC 0003 or WMST 0002 3  
IT 0165 3  
TOTAL 15.5-17  

Reserve Peace Officer—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
ADMJ 0115 8
TOTAL 8
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0120 9.5
TOTAL 9.5

Reserve Peace Officer—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
ADMJ 0115 7.5
TOTAL 7.5
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0120 9
TOTAL 9

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