We are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AS-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.
Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
Before taking any major classes, you need to be prepared to take ENGL C101 and MATH C121.
Counseling can help you determine which general education classes to take.
All classes needed for this degree are available online and on the ground at the Ridgecrest campus and the Lake Isabella/Kern River Valley campus. Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this degree are available at all our locations. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.
This degree requires 60 units and will likely take 4 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($200 + $42) per unit
= $2760 in tuition and fees
= $14,520 in tuition and fees
+ ~$3500* for books and supplies
= $6260 across four semesters or $1565 per semester
= $18,020 across four semesters or $4505 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
The Associate in Science Degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer (60 units total, 18 units in the major) prepares students for transfer to complete work for a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or economic crime investigation. Students will be able to describe the individual functions and components of the modern criminal justice system; use introductory concepts of legal research to locate, analyze, and discuss the content of statutory and case law; and explain the underlying cause of antisocial and criminal behavior. Proper selection of curriculum electives further enables students to study other academic disciplines, such as political science, sociology, and public administration. This program is appropriate for students considering law school as well as certain careers in law enforcement. To complete the degree, students must fulfill both of the following requirements:
Please note that our local Cerro Coso general education pattern MAY NOT be used to fulfill the requirements of this degree and that all required courses for the degree must be transferable to CSU.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Area A—Complete the following courses:
|ADMJ C101||Introduction to the Administration of Justice||3 Units|
|ADMJ C105||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
Area B—Select at least 6 units from the following courses:
|ADMJ C115||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3 Units|
|ADMJ C121||Community Relations||3|
|ADMJ C125||Principles of Investigation||3|
|ADMJ C131||Juvenile Procedures||3|
|ADMJ C151||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|ADMJ C230||Forensic Crime Scene Investigation||4|
Area C—Select at least 6 units from the following courses:
|MATH C121||Elementary Probability & Statistics||4 Units|
|or MATH C121H||Elementary Probability & Statistics Honors||5|
|PSYC C101||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYC C101H||General Psychology Honors||4|
|SOCI C101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|
For general questions, contact:Jarrod Bowen
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this degree.