Administration of Justice (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice program is interdisciplinary in nature and is designed to provide the student with a broad based knowledge of the criminal justice field. It is designed to prepare the students of excellent character and reputation for careers in Administration of Justice, including, but not limited to: law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole officer, and social services in community based agencies/organizations. The program also includes a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within this program.

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

A total of nine (9) credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

This program includes an embedded CCL in Administration of Justice. You will need to apply for this certificate before graduation.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.

(MAT142 is recommended for university transfer.)

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COMANY Any Communications (COM) course(s) 3    
AJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3    
AJS 225 Criminology 3    
Semester II 15-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Test Reading Exempt on the district placement test. (0-3 credits)

3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.

(AJS123 is recommended.)

3    
AJS 109 Substantive Criminal Law 3    
AJS 260 Procedural Criminal Law 3    
AJS 270 Community Relations 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

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Semester III 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
SB ANY Any approved General Education course from the Social Behavioral Sciences area.

(AJS/EMT258 or PSY132 is recommended.)

3    
AJS 110 Law & Legal Review I 3    
AJS 200 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

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Semester IV 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area.

(PHY101 is recommended.)

4    
AJS 205 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3    
AJS 210 Constitutional Law 3    
AJS 275 Criminal Investigation I 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

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Restricted Electives 9 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of nine (9) credits. Courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement unless otherwise stated. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

AJS ANY Any Administration of Justice Studies (AJS) course

(AJS123, AJS230, and/or AJS240 are recommended for university transfer.)

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