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Justice Professions

Associate of Applied Science

This two-year degree covers a broad range of knowledge and professional skills in criminal law, corrections, and the American justice system.  Students planning to transfer should complete the Administration of Justice - Associate of Arts concentration instead.

The Law Enforcement Concentration is a Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in LEA courses once you have completed the Law Enforcement Certificate and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASJUS/JUS/**** (see concentration codes below)

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Find entry-level employment or promotion in corrections or criminal justice.

Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill the C or G requirement.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Arts and Humanities Requirement 
   Recommend: ART 110
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
  Recommend: AJS 225
Mathematics and Science Requirement
  Recommend: MAT 142 or higher. BUS 151, BIO 160IN or CHM 130IN
Other Requirement
    Recommend: CMN 120JRN 102, POS 201 or 210
Special Requirement
   Recommend: CMN 120JRN 102, POS 201 or 210
Subtotal 12

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 101
  or WRT 154
English Composition I [SUN# ENG1101]
  Career Communications
STU 100 Student Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 4

Core Focus Areas

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Complete one of the following focus areas
Administration of Justice (Concentration Code:
Course # Course Title Credits
AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice
 Systems [SUN# AJS1101]
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 204 Criminal Investigation 3
AJS 205 Forensic Pathology and Death Investigation 3
AJS 212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS 250 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices
AJS 260 Criminal Justice Management 3
AJS 265 Issues in the Administration of Justice 1
Electives Complete 3-4 courses from the following: AJS 225,
AJS 280, AJS 290, PSY 101, SPA 101, SPA 102
Subtotal 46-48

Law Enforcement (AZ Post)
(Conditional Program/Major/Concentration Codes:
Course # Course Title Credits
LEA 110 Law Enforcement Academy Part I 29
LEA 210 Law Enforcement Academy Part I 16
Subtotal 45
Total 61-64

* General education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication – WRT 101 or 154

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).