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Academic Programs

Administration of Justice

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Administration of Justice Major

Possible occupations for graduates (depending upon the level of education and training): police officer, state trooper, deputy sheriff, jailer, correctional officer, investigator, security guard, and loss prevention manager.

Curriculum

Please refer to the catalog for complete program information, approved electives and curriculum notes.

Recommended sequence for courses (Course Number, Course Title, Credits)

First Semester

  • ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice, 3 cr
  • ENG 111 College Composition I, 3 cr
  • ITE 119 Information Literacy, 3 cr
  • SDV Student Development, 1 cr
  • SOC 236 Criminology, 3 cr
  • Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 16

Second Semester

  • ADJ 120 Introduction to Courts, 3 cr
  • ADJ 133 Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional, 3 cr
  • ADJ Elective, 3 cr
  • Mathematics/ Laboratory Science, 3-4 cr
  • ENG 112 College Composition II, 3 cr
  • HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Electives 2 cr

Semester Credits: 17-18

Third Semester

  • ADJ 140 Introduction to Corrections, 3 cr
  • ADJ 105 Juvenile Justice System, 3 cr
  • CST 110 Introduction to Communication, 3 cr
  • ADJ Elective, 3 cr
  • ADJ 215 Report Writing, 3 cr
  • Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 18

Fourth Semester

  • ADJ 227 Introduction to Constitutional Law, 3 cr
  • ADJ Elective, 3 cr
  • ADJ Elective, 3 cr
  • ADJ Elective, 3 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 15

Total credits required: 66-67