Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice Studies

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Administration of Justice Studies

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program. ++ indicates any suffixed courses.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for various careers within the criminal justice system and/or transfer to a four year institution. The program also provides criminal justice practitioners with the opportunity to complete the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice Studies as well as one of four Certificates of Completion in Corrections, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, and Victimology, and/or a transfer option.

Required Courses Credits: 30

AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law3
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice3
AJS212Juvenile Justice Procedures3
AJS230The Police Function3
AJS240The Corrections Function3
AJS/EMT/FSC/SWU258Victimology and Crisis Management (3) or
AJS200Current Issues in Criminal Justice (3)3
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
AJS+++++ Students may choose course in the Administration of Justice Studies area not listed under Required Courses area (3)3

Restricted Electives

AJS113Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices3
(Fulfills ASU transfer requirement)
AJS119Computer Applications in Justice Studies3
(Fulfills NAU transfer requirement)
AJS162Domestic Violence3
(Fulfills Victimology certificate requirement)
AJS201Rules of Evidence3
(Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement)
AJS205Criminal Justice Report Writing3
(Fulfills Corrections, Law Enforcement and Legal Studies certificate requirement)
AJS210Constitutional Law3
(Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement and NAU transfer requirement)
AJS255Crime, Law, and Mental Health3
(Fulfills Corrections and Victimology certificate requirement)
AJS270Community Relations3
(Fulfills GCU transfer requirement)
AJS275Criminal Investigation I3
(Fulfills Corrections and Law Enforcement certificate requirement and GCU transfer requirement)
AJS290BNCourtroom Testimony Seminar1
(Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement)
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
(Fulfills NAU transfer requirement)
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3)3
(Fulfills ASU transfer requirement)
REC120Leisure and the Quality of Life3
(Fulfills ASU transfer requirement)
SWU171Introduction to Social Welfare3
(Fulfills ASU transfer requirement)

Free Restricted Electives

Recommend the following for transfer:
FOR105Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4) OR
FOR106Forensic Science: Biological Evidence (4) OR
any course with the [SQ] general education designation (4)4
Recommend the following for transfer: Any course with an [HU] and [G] general education designation OR an [HU] and [H] general education designation3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 16-21
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3)
ENG102First-Year Composition (3)
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)
Recommend COM225 for students intending to transfer
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment
Math Credits: 3-5
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
Higher course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-5)3-5
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 0
Met by ASJ123 in the Required Courses area
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Recommend FOR105 or FOR106 in Electives area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 0
Met by AJS/EMT/FSC258 or AJS200 in Required Courses area

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Major: 3398
First Term: 2019 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 62-68
CIPS code: 43.0104
SOC codes: 33-1012.00, 43-5031.00, 33-3052.00, 33-3021.01, 33-3021.02, 33-3051.01, 33-3051.00, 33-3012.00, 33-9032.00, 33-3021.05, 23-1012.00, 33-3011.00, 33-3021.00, 33-3021.06, 33-3031.00, 33-3021.03
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM - CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00