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 Minimum credits Required: 62

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 Arizona Programs of Study


The Administration of Justice AAS program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in the criminal justice arena. This program teaches students specific knowledge and skills, which will assist in securing employment in a wide variety of law enforcement and corrections/juvenile detention positions.


General Education Requirements (29 credits)

All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved  AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 Collge Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines. Recommended: SOC 210 or SOC 215. 6
Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)    
Two courses   8

Degree Core Requirements (33 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
AJS 101 Intro to Administration of Justice 3
AJS 105 Juvenile Detention Studies 3
AJS 110 The Correction Function 3
AJS 120 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS 150 Rules of Criminal Procedure 3
AJS 160 Police Administration 3
AJS 200 Community Relations 3
AJS 220 Rules of Evidence 3
AJS 230 Crime & Deviant Behavior 3
AJS 240 Juvenile Justice Procedure 3
AJS 280 Criminology 3


The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Prepare students for upper division course work and the attainment of a bachelor’s degree in related fields of study or.
  • Understand the structure of the criminal justice system and the functions of its’ main constituents: official agencies, citizens, and their elected representatives.
  • Acquire the major communication skills required of most criminal justice practitioners including the development of effective written and oral communications consistent with the criminal justice field.
  • Use knowledge of other cultures, politics, ethics, and human rights to positively impact the community, work place, and the physical environment around us.
  • Provide students with the resources to investigate careers within the criminal justice system.
  • Prepare students with skills necessary to enter the criminal justice workforce with specialized training in such areas as detention/corrections officer or emergency communications dispatcher.


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