Administration of Justice Studies Major Guide 2023-2024

Yavapai College

Administration of justice majors study the causes and consequences of crime and the role of criminal justice agencies in controlling it. In this discipline, students will study:

  • The criminal justice system including prisons and corrections, courts, probation, law enforcement agencies, and juvenile justice systems.
  • Crime and justice as it applies to specific populations including juveniles, women, and diverse ethnic groups.
  • Patterns and causes of crime in global issues such as immigration, border security, terrorism, and environmental crime.

Administration of justice majors learn how sociology, psychology, biology, and economics influence criminal actions. Students will also explore how cultural and political issues are related to criminal justice as well as the influence and impact of media on the justice system.


Students pursuing a degree in the administration of justice field will obtain skills in ethics, leadership, and public policy.




    Associate's Degree
    An associate's degree is comprised of 60-64 community college credits. Below is information specific to your major.

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  AGEC Requirement
The Arizona General Education Curriulum block for this major is the AGEC-A.

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AGEC-A Course List
  Yavapai College Courses
The courses listed below are recommended if you plan to transfer to a university and study Administration of Justice Studies.
COURSES  
Crime and Delinquency or CriminologyAJS 225
Introduction to Justice StudiesAJS 101
Procedural Criminal LawAJS 260
Substantive Criminal LawAJS 109
The Correctional FunctionAJS 240
The Police FunctionAJS 230

  Yavapai College Electives
The elective courses listed below may be applicable to your degree depending on which university you choose.
COURSES  
Community PolicingAJS 270
Criminal Investigation IAJS 275
Curr. Issues in Crim. JusticeAJS 200
Ethics and Admin of JusticeAJS 123
The Juvenile FunctionAJS 212


Bachelor's Degrees & Majors

  Bachelor's Degree for Administration of Justice Studies
UNIVERSITY / LOCATION DEGREE MAJOR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Arizona State University - DowntownBSCriminology and Criminal Justice
None
Arizona State University - DowntownBSCriminology and Criminal Justice (Policing)
None
Arizona State University - Lake HavasuBSCriminology and Criminal Justice
None
Arizona State University - OnlineBSCriminology and Criminal Justice
None
Arizona State University - OnlineBSCriminology and Criminal Justice (Policing)
None
Arizona State University - OnlineBSJustice Studies
None
Arizona State University - TempeBSCriminology and Criminal Justice (Policing)
None
Arizona State University - TempeBAJustice Studies
Y
Arizona State University - TempeBSJustice Studies
None
Arizona State University - WestBSCriminology and Criminal Justice
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBSCriminology and Criminal Justice
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBSIndian Country Criminal Justice
None
NAU-Statewide & OnlineBJustice Studies - Criminal Justice Administration
None
NAU-Statewide & OnlineBJustice Studies - Intelligence Studies
None
University of ArizonaBSCriminal Justice Studies
2 semesters
UAZ Online & CASTBASApplied Science: Administration of Justice
2 Semesters

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