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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.

Selective Admissions - Law Enforcement Focus Area only: In order to be fully admitted to the Law Enforcement Focus Area in this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

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 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

 General education requirements are fulfilled by core or support courses. 

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
ART 100 Basic Design 3
AJS 225
  ANT 112
  HIS 161
  Exploring Non-Western Cultures
  Modern Latin America
CMN 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
MAT 141
or higher MAT
Topics in College Mathematics 3
WRT 101
  or WRT 154
English Composition I [SUN# ENG1101]
  Career Communications
STU 100 Student Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 16

Core Focus Areas

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Complete one of the following focus areas
Administration of Justice
Course # Course Title Credits
AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice
 Systems [SUN# AJS1101]
AJS 109 Criminal Law 3
AJS 113 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices 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 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 44-45

Law Enforcement (AZ Post) (Special Admissions required)
Course # Course Title Credits
LEA 110 Law Enforcement Academy Part I 29
LEA 210 Law Enforcement Academy Part I 16
Subtotal 45
Total 60-61

* General education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication – WRT 101 or 154; Mathematics or Science - MAT 141 or higher;  Arts and Humanities - ART 100; Social and Behavioral Sciences  - AJS 225, ANT 112 or HIS 161; Other Requirements - CMN 120; AGEC Special Requirements - CMN 120