Administration of Justice

Program Overview

Careers in Administration of Justice are highly diverse, generally involving protecting the public and helping individuals with criminal histories by rehabilitating and re-integrating them into the community.

Associate in Applied Science

Certificate of Completion

University Transfer

  • Students planning to transfer to a 4-year College or University should complete a(n) AA degree at GCC.
  • Students planning to transfer to ASU may refer to the appropriate Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program (MAPP) below for guidance in selecting courses towards their AA degree.
  • Students planning to transfer to NAU to complete a B.A/B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Agency Management degree should consult the NAU Degree Details for guidance in selecting courses towards an AA degree.

Please see an advisor for more information.

General Program Information

The Administration of Justice program is designed to prepare students for careers in law, law enforcement, corrections and related fields. Additionally, it prepares students to continue their education at four-year institutions, while also providing professional growth and development opportunities for those already in the career field. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student with a broad-based knowledge of the criminal justice field. It prepares students of excellent character and reputation for careers in Administration of Justice.

For more information please visit the Public Safety Sciences department page.


  • City, county, state & federal agencies
  • Security companies
  • Jails and prisons
  • Community & social service agencies

Job Titles

  • Police officer
  • FBI agent
  • DEA agent
  • ATF agent
  • Probation officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Victim advocate
  • Security guard
  • Bailiff
  • Sheriff officer
  • Private detective
  • Border control agent