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 3
ADMJ 0070 3
MATH 0013 or SOC 0015 3-4
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0055 3
PSYC 0100 or SOC 0001 3
ADMJ 0073 or ADMJ 0075 3
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
ENGL 0001B or ENGL 0001C 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units
COMM 0001 3
HIST 0017B 3
ADMJ 0052 or ADMJ 0054 or ADMJ 0056 3
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 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 0057 or ADMJ 0058 or ADMJ 0062 3
PSYC 0108 or PSYC 0110 or PSYC 0150 or CIS 0050 3
ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 or BIOL 0056  3
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3
Any Elective course 2
TOTAL 14

Administration of Justice: Corrections—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0050 3  
ADMJ 0070 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MATH 0000D 4 If Math Learning Skills Requirement has been met, students may take any degree-applicable elective.
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0055 3
ADMJ 0062 3
ADMJ 0073 or ADMJ 0075 3
ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 or (BIOL 0056 and BIOL 0056) 3-4
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 3
Course Units
ADMJ 0067 3
ADMJ 0076 3
COMM 0001 3
ADMJ 0057 or ADMJ 0200 3
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0151 2  
ADMJ 0058 or ADMJ 0072 3  
CIS 0050 or CIS 0088 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 14.5-16  

Administration of Justice: Courts—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0050 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MATH 0000D 4 If Math Learning Skills Requirement has been met, students may take any degree-applicable elective instead of Math 0000D.
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3  
ADMJ 0062 or ADMJ 0200 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0055 3
ADMJ 0052 3
ADMJ 0073 or ADMJ 0070 3
ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 or (BIOL 0056 and BIOL 0056L) 3-4
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 3
Course Units
ADMJ 0056 3
ADMJ 0057 3
COMM 0001 3
ADMJ 0075 or ADMJ 0076 3
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0151 2  
ADMJ 0074 or ADMJ 0072 3  
CIS 0050 or CIS 0088 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 14.5-16  

Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0050 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MATH 0000D 4 If Math Learning Skills Requirement has been met, students may take any degree-applicable elective instead of MATH 0000D.
SOC 0003 or SOC 0004 or SOC 0009 3  
ADMJ 0051 or ADMJ 0053 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units
ADMJ 0055 3
ADMJ 0058 3
ADMJ 0072 or ADMJ 0073 3
ANTH 0001 or ANTH 0010 3
HED 0002 or PDEV 0070 3
(BIOL 0056 and   
TOTAL  
Term 3
Course Units
ADMJ 0056 3
ADMJ 0054 3
COMM 0001 3
ADMJ 0070 or ADMJ 0077 3
PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 3
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ADMJ 0151 2  
ADMJ 0075 or ADMJ 0200 3  
CIS 0050 or CIS 0088 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 14.5-16  

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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