Bakersfield College

Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice Associate of Science Degree for Transfer

The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree (AS-T in Administration of Justice) is intended to prepare students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Administration of Justice or Criminal Justice. Students who complete this degree will receive “priority admission with junior status to the California State University system”. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-20 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all major coursework. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • be able to identify, analyze, and apply the fundamental theories and concepts underlying the American Criminal Justice system.
  • be able to identify and describe the operational elements of the major components comprising the American Justice system.
  • be able to identify, analyze, and apply basic legal principles and rules to factual situations.
  • be able to identify and implement the principles and procedures utilized in legitimate scientific and criminal investigation.
  • be able to demonstrate multicultural awareness and respect for constitutional and human rights.
  • be able to identify, analyze, and apply the ethical components of discretionary decision-making in the three major components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
  • be able to demonstrate respect for the dignity and humanity of victims, perpetrators, and wrongfully convicted persons.

Requirements for AA-T or AS-T degrees:

The completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University – Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major area of emphasis, as determined by the district.
  • The obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • The completion of all courses required for the major with a ‘C’ or better. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major.

Total Units: 18-19

Required Core Courses

Course # Name Units
CRIM B1 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.0
CRIM B2 Criminal Law 3.0
List A - Select two classes from the following (6 units):
CRIM B3 Introduction to Evidence 3.0
CRIM B4 Constitutional Criminal Procedure 3.0
CRIM B5 Community Relations 3.0
CRIM B8 Criminal Investigation 3.0
CRIM B9 The Juvenile Justice System 3.0
CRIM B12 Forensic and Scientific Aspects of Evidence 3.0
CRIM B21 Introduction to Correctional Administration 3.0
List B - Select two classes from the following (6-7 units):
PSYC B5 Elementary Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 4.0
PSYC B1A General Psychology 3.0
SOCI B1 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
PSYC B5 has been changed from 5 units to 4 units. This changes the required units from 18-20 to 18-19.
Category Units
Units in Major 18.0-19.0
CSU GE Breadth 37.0-39.0
Possible double counting of GE's 0-12.0
Degree Total 60.0