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Administration of Justice Studies

Associate of Arts

Prepare for advanced studies in corrections procedures and the criminal justice system. 

Program/Major Codes: AOAADMINJUST/AJT

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  While this degree is intended for transfer, it also may lead to employment or advancement within the justice system.

Academic Options: Transfer to a university degree program in Criminal Justice, Justice Studies, or a related program.


Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * Select courses to fulfill C, I, and G requirements.**

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Other Requirements 6
Subtotal 29**

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice Systems 3
AJS 109 Criminal Law 3
AJS 115 Criminal Procedures 3
AJS 123 Corrections as a Process 3
AJS 124 Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
AJS 201 Rules of Evidence 3
AJS 212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS 225 Criminology 3
   AJS Electives: (select 2 courses)  
AJS 170, AJS 204, AJS 210, AJS 246, AJS 260, AJS 280
Subtotal 30

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
PSY 101 or
    SOC 101
Introduction to Psychology [SUN# PSY 1101]
  Introduction to Sociology [SUN# SOC 1101]
Subtotal 3-4
Total 62-63

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Social and Behavioral Sciences - AJS 225 and either PSY 101 or SOC 101 fulfill this requirement.

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "I" (intensive writing), one is marked "C" (cultural diversity) and one is marked "G" (global awareness). A single course may fulfill one or more requirements.