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Administration of Justice (AA) Public Safety Total Units: 39
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Term Effective: Summer 2006


The Administration of Justice major provides practical and technical instruction to meet the requirements of various law enforcement/corrections agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Jobs in law enforcement include police officer and deputy sheriff, special police officers, and tribal police officer.

Jobs in corrections include adult corrections officer, juvenile correctional counselor, probation or parole officer, and youth supervisor or caseworker.

*Students interested in the Law Enforcement component of the major should choose AJ 51B and AJ 63 from the program requirement options below.

*Students interested in the Corrections component of the major should choose AJ 70 and AJ 71 from the program requirement options below.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Administration of Justice (AA) program are:

  • Complete 39 units from
    • Administration of Justice Requirements

Administration of Justice Requirements - complete 39.00 units
AJ 21 Introduction to Administration of Justice3.00
AJ 22 Concepts of Criminal Law3.00
AJ 25 Community Relations3.00
AJ 50 Criminal Law3.00
AJ 51A Basic Criminal Investigation3.00
AJ 52 Public Safety Communications3.00
AJ 53 Juvenile Procedures3.00
AJ 54 Introduction to Evidence3.00
AJ 55 Criminal Procedures3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AJ 51B Advanced Criminal Investigation3.00
AJ 71 Correctional Interviewing & Counseling3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AJ 63 Patrol Procedures3.00
AJ 70 Introduction to Corrections3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
SPCH 1A Introduction to Speech3.00
SPCH 60 Communication Skills3.00

Term Effective: Summer 2006

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Spring 2009

Previous Versions:

Administration of Justice - effective Fall 2003

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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