Administration of Justice, Associate of Science (AS): Legal Studies Emphasis
This course of study is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in municipal and county law enforcement agencies (i.e. police or sheriffs departments), and/or to transfer to Bachelor’s degree programs in Criminal Justice or related fields to prepare for federal or state-level law enforcement positions (i.e., FBI, DEA, INS, etc.)
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|AJ 101||Introduction To The Administration Of Justice||3|
|AJ 102||Ethics In The Criminal Justice System||3|
|AJ 103||Legal Aspects Of Evidence and Procedure||3|
|AJ 105||Diversity, Law and Justice||3|
|AJ 107||Concepts Of Criminal Law||3|
|AJ 245||Constitutional Law||3|
|Complete two courses from the following:||6-7|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Introduction To Forensics|
|The Study of Murder|
|Terrorism And The Criminal Justice System|
|Crime and Human Behavior|
|The Study of Evil|
|Law And Society|
- Demonstrate an understanding of the American Criminal Justice system and the scope of responsibilities of the various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies beginning with arrest through parole.
- Articulate the system’s objectives, the crime problem, and role expectations of criminal justice personnel, and describe the various agencies and each subsystem within the system.
- Analyze legal concepts and make rational decisions about case processing. Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of evidence, legal definitions, and concepts of evidentiary law. Apply basic investigative proficiencies.
- Analyze the role of the Constitution and judiciary in shaping society, the criminal justice system, and our system of government.
- Examine the issues of judicial review and incorporation of the Bill of Rights and evaluate and assess the effect of the political process on Supreme Court interpretations.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills acquired in the social sciences in preparation for continuance of college-level education.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.