Certificates and Degrees

Administration of Justice Degrees 

Certificates

  • Administraton Of Justice Basic Public Safety Dispatch Course
  • Investigative Assistant
  • Private Security Assistant
  • Crime Scene Investigation​ ​  ​  

Associate Degree 

Students may earn an A.A. degree with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Studies.
 
The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units of college work, of which 18 semester units are in one of the eight areas of emphasis. Students must also complete a minimum of 23 semester units (see General Education Requirements) in the following categories: Natural Sciences (3 units), Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 units), Humanities (3 units), Language and Rationality (10 units). While students wishing to transfer to a four-year university can fulfill the transfer requirements by completing a certificate of achievement in California State University General Education (CSUGE) or in Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), they are encouraged to complete an associate degree.
 
Social and Behavioral Studies is a collection of academic disciplines dedicated to the scholarly study of the human experience. As a comprehensive and multidisciplinary area of study, Social and Behavioral Studies will afford the student an opportunity to explore and examine the nature and multitude of interactive relationships amongst and between individuals and between the individual and their social environment; ranging from the development of the individual, to the nuances of interpersonal interaction, to the dynamic structures of national and global communities Ultimately, the student of Social and Behavioral Studies will gain a heightened awareness of the nature of their individuality, attain a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexities and diversity of the world in which they live and, become better equipped to succeed in an increasingly diverse and complex society. 
 
Career paths typically chosen by undergraduate students emphasizing Social and Behavioral Studies include: Law Enforcement, Law, Human Relations, Human Resources, Social Work, Professional Childcare and Public Service Agencies, Teaching across the educational and academic spectrum, Consultation in the public and private sectors, Governmental Advisors, Speechwriting, and both domestic and international business professions.
 
The student must successfully complete 18 units of study across a minimum of 3 disciplines listed below.

 

INCLUDED DISCIPLINES AND COURSES:
Administration of Justice/Justice Studies (ADJ): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 30
Administration of Justice/Law Enforcement (ADJ): 6, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25
Anthropology (ANT): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 21
Border Studies (BOR): 31
Early Childhood Education (EAR): *19, 20, 28, 33, 40 42, 43, 47
Economics (ECO): 4, 5, 6, 7, 7H, 8
Geography (GEG): 2, 3, 4, 6
Human Services (HMS): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19
Library Science (LIB): 1
Political Science (POL): 1, 1H, 2, 2H, 3, 4, 4H, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Psychology (PSY): 1, 9, 33, 35
Sociology (SOC): 1, 2, 3, 10, 12, 15, 20, 22, 35, 45, 49
Speech Communication (SPE): 1, 1H, 2, 3A, 5, 6, 9, 9H, 10A, 10B, 12, 13
 
 
 
*Please see your counselor for transferability of courses​

 

 

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Laura D. Greathouse
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