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Administration of Justice Concentration

Associate of Arts

Get ready to transfer to a university while preparing for one of several careers in law enforcement.

The applied knowledge, technical skills and communication abilities you will gain from this program can prepare you to pursue or advance your career in a wide range of positions in the field of criminal justice.    Some of your choice may be law enforcement, criminological research, crime analysis, the courts, adult and juvenile justice and other law enforcement organizations.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Multiple Campuses

Contact Information

Division of Workforce and Continuing Education
Dean: 520.206.4664
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7477
Program Advisor: 520.206.7464
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Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $50,627
First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives $90,000

Academic Options

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

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) Requirements

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

AGEC-A Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 
  Recommend ANT 112 or HIS 161 for the Humanities requirement
  Recommend: ART 110 or MUS 160 for the Art requirement
Biological and Physical Sciences
  Recommend: Two courses from BIO 101IN, CHM 121IN, CHM 130IN
  Recommend: MAT 142
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Complete a non-AJS course.
  Recommend: POS 201 or 210
Other Requirements **
  Recommend: ASL 101 and 102; or SPA 101 and 102; or two from CMN 120, JRN 102, HUM 260, or THE 105
Special Requirements
  ANT 112 or HIS 161 fulfills this requirement
Subtotal 32-34

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 3
AJS 109 Criminal Law 3
AJS 115 Criminal Procedures 3
AJS 124 Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
AJS 204 Criminal Investigation 3
AJS 225 Criminology 3
AJS 265 Issues in Administration of Justice 1
Subtotal 19

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Transfer Electives Recommend: three courses from the following:
AJS 123, 201, 205, 212, 250, 260, 290
Subtotal 10
Total 61-63

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Social and Behavioral Sciences - AJS 225 completes 3 credits of this requirement; AGEC Special Requirements - ANT 112 or HIS 161

** Students transferring to the UA should complete ASL 101 & 102, or SPA 101 & 102; students transferring to NAU should complete PSY 101, and either HUM 260 or THE 105; students transferring to ASU or another school should choose the appropriate course depending on the transfer major requirements.

Program/Major Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAJ

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