Administration of Justice (AS-T) Public Safety Total Units: 18.0

Term Effective: Summer 2012

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 2015

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.


The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer major provides theoretical and practical instruction to prepare students for further study for a career in the criminal justice system and seamless transition to programs in the CSU system. This major fulfills the Transfer Model Curriculum for many CSU campuses.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units as required for the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Major.
  • Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Major.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze relationships and interactions between citizens and the criminal justice system in a social and cultural context and develop a communication style consistent with legal requirements that encompass cultural understanding;
  2. evaluate situations and incidents to determine if a criminal law has been violated, and develop and implement an appropriate intervention strategy consistent with constitutional protections and safeguards;
  3. evaluate and analyze a crime scene to ensure the proper recognition, identification, collection, preservation, and scientific analysis of physical evidence; and
  4. examine the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial elements of the criminal justice system to ensure constitutional and statutory requirements are maintained consistent with public safety standards.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence and the Transfer Model Curriculum template transfer model template.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Administration of Justice (AS-T) program are:

  • Complete 18.0 units from
    • Administration of Justice Required Core
    • Administration of Justice List A
    • Administration of Justice List B

Administration of Justice Required Core - complete 6.00 units
AJ 21 Introduction to Administration of Justice3.00
AJ 22 Concepts of Criminal Law3.00
Administration of Justice List A - complete 6.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
AJ 25 Community Relations3.00
AJ 53 Juvenile Procedures3.00
AJ 54A Introduction to Evidence3.00
AJ 54B Basic Criminal Investigation3.00
AJ 55 Criminal Court Process3.00
AJ 70 Introduction to Corrections3.00
Administration of Justice List B - complete 6.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
POLS 1 Introduction to United States Government3.00
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2 Modern Social Problems3.00

Program Requirements Notes:

A course used to satisfy a requirement in one category can not be used to fulfill the requirements in another category.

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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