This degree is designed to facilitate the student’s passage from Riverside City College to the California State University System with an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice. This degree will satisfy the lower division requirements for the eventual conferral of the Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at a CSU. With this degree the student will be prepared to enter the American Justice System as an entry level professional in numerous areas.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an applicable knowledge of the many facets of the American Justice System and the interrelationship of functions among them.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the theory and practice of law enforcement, community policing, criminal law, judicial procedure, criminal investigation, and corrections within the American Justice System.

  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with the public and members of the American Justice System in a manner to reflect professionalism in speaking, reading, writing, and the ability to compile, integrate, and disseminate diverse information. 


Required Courses (18-19 units) Units
ADJ-1* Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADJ-3* Concepts of Criminal Law 3
Electives A Choose from list A below 6
Electives B Choose from list B below 6
Electives - List A (6 units) Units
ADJ-2 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
ADJ-4 Legal Aspects of Evidence  3
ADJ-5 Community Relations 3
ADJ-8 Juvenile Law and Procedures 3
ADJ-12 Introduction to Criminalistics 3
ADJ-13 Criminal Investigation 3
ADJ-20 Introduction to Corrections 3
Electives - List B (6-7 units) Select any course from list B, or any course from list A not already used Units
ADJ-9/9H Law in American Society 3
PSY-1*/1H* General Psychology/Honors 3
SOC-1*/1H* Introduction to Sociology/Honors 3
SOC-20* Introduction to Criminology 3
PSY/SOC-48 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3
MAT-12/12H Statistics 4

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Note: Updates to the Administration of Justice ADT are pending until chaptering at the State Chancellor's Office.

Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).