Students who complete Criminal Justice courses will utilize the Community Policing philosophy of partnerships to interact with and influence the diverse community that the Criminal Justice System serves and will acquire the practical knowledge and skills to successfully pass the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement vocational entrance exams and academy programs.
The AS-T in Administration of Justice degree is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a major deemed “similar” by a CSU campus. Each CSU campus determines which of the degrees it offers are “similar” and can be completed with the preparation included in the AS-T in Administration of Justice within 60 units once a student transfers, so which majors are “similar” varies from CSU to CSU. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to the CSU’s Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search website and seek guidance from a Moorpark College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
To earn an AA-T in Administration of Justice, students must:
1. Complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
A) Complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements.
B) Complete the required coursework for the Administration of Justice major as listed in the Moorpark College catalog.
2. Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
3. Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a “pass-no-pass” is allowed (Title 5 §55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (A, B, or C).
4. Meet the residency requirement. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T in Administration of Justice will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor to obtain more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|CJ M01||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|or CJ M01H||Honors: Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|CJ M02||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|Units from LIST A||6|
|Units from LIST B||6|
|Total Major Units||18|
|LIST A: Select and complete 6 units (two courses)||6|
|CJ M03||Community Relations||3|
|CJ M04||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3|
|CJ M05||Principles and Procedures of the Justice System||3|
|CJ M11||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CJ M14||Juvenile Procedures||3|
|CJ M41||Introduction to Probation, Parole and Corrections||3|
|LIST B: Select and complete a minimum of 6 units||6|
|Any LIST A course not already used|
|CJ M06||Criminal Investigative Report Writing||3|
|CJ M07||Principles of Civil Law||3|
|CJ M08||Introduction to Constitutional Law||3|
|CJ M09A||Bujinkan Fundamentals-Practical Self-Defense||2|
|CJ M09B||Bujinkan Intermediate - Practical Self-Defense||2|
|CJ M10||Tactical Patrol Procedures||3|
|CJ M12||Introduction to Conflict Resolution||3|
|CJ M15||Legal Aspects of Cyber Investigation||3|
|CJ M17||Anatomy of a Murder||3|
|CJ M18||Narcotics Investigation||3|
|CJ M40||Ethics in Criminal Justice||3|
|PSY M01||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSY M01H||Honors: Introduction to Psychology|
|SOC M110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC M110H||Honors: Introduction to Sociology|
|One of the Following Statistics Course|
|MATH M15||Introductory Statistics||4|
|or MATH M15H||Honors: Introductory Statistics|
|PSY/SOC M125||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|Any course outside of Administration of Justice discipline articulated as lower division preparation in the Criminal Justice or Criminology major at a CSU (one course only)|
|GIS M01||Introduction to Mapping and GIS||3|
|POLS M03||American Government and Politics||3|
|or POLS M03H||Honors: American Government and Politics|
|PSY M06||Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods||3|
|SOC M120||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|SOC M160||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|Total Required Major Units||18|
|CSU General Education-Breadth||39|
Double-Counted Units: 6-12
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 8 - 15
|IGETC Pattern: 37. NOTE: IGETC 1C is required for all CSU applicants. Students applying to a UC or Private school may earn this ADT without IGETC 1C but will be ineligible to apply to a CSU.||37|
Double-Counted Units: 0-6
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 4-11
|Total Units Required for AA-T Degree||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- apply and follow criminal justice system policies and procedures, including but not limited to arrest, search, seizure, investigation, and court and corrections processes.
- demonstrate the academic skills necessary to transfer and complete a four year university degree in Criminal Justice and related fields.