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Administration of Justice Studies

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 degree instead.

Program/Major Codes: AASADMINJUST/AJS

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 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. *

Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement** 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts or Leadership/Ethics categories 3
Subtotal 9

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice Systems [SUN# AJS 1101] 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 of the following
AJS 170, AJS 204, AJS 210, AJS 246, AJS 260, AJS 280
Subtotal 30

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CIS/CSA 104 Computer Fundamentals 3
CMN 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
POS 201 American National Government and Politics [SUN# POS 1110] 3
POS 231 American State and Local Governments and Politics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology [SUN# PSY 1101] 4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology [SUN# SOC 1101] 3
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
WRT 102 English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102] 3
Subtotal 25
Total 64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication – WRT 101 and 102;  Humanities and Social Science - AJS 225 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement. complete a course from the Humanities & Fine Arts or Leadership and Ethics categories; Computer and Information Literacy - CIS/CSA 104; C/G requirement: POS 201

** The NAU BAS degree requires MAT 142 or higher and a four hour lab science course.  Please refer to the NAU Liberal Studies course list for options.