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Administration of Justice Degree

Los Rios Colleges Online offers you the opportunity to get a 100% online associate degree in Administration of Justice.

Designed to provide options, graduates of this program will earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in Administration of Justice, a Legal Studies Certificate, and receive priority admission for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system. For students who are interested in law school, this program meets the eligibility requirements for the Law School Pathway Project.

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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the 100% online Administration of Justice program, students must:

  1. Commit to taking specific courses and sections identified in the degree requirements
  2. Live in California

Course Map

The Administration of Justice degree is a 60-unit program designed to be completed by full-time and part-time students. The following course map outlines which classes to take each semester. Adjustments will be made for part-time students.

In addition, many of these courses are offered during the summer session for students who would like to finish early or limit units during the fall/spring terms. Please connect with a success coach for more information.

Year One

First Semester

Total Units: 14
Session Course Code Course Title Units
First 8 Weeks ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
First 8 Weeks ADMJ 349* Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control 3
First 8 Weeks HCD 310 College Success 3
Second 8 Weeks STAT 300* Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
Second 8 Weeks FITNS 400 Body Fitness (Walking or Jogging) 1

Second Semester

Total Units: 15
Session Course Code Course Title Units
First 8 Weeks ENGWR 300* College Composition 3
First 8 Weeks ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
Second 8 Weeks POLS 301* Introduction to Government: United States 3
Second 8 Weeks COMM 303* Mediated Oral Communication 3
Second 8 Weeks HIST 310* History of the United States 3

Year Two

First Semester

Total Units: 16
Session Course Code Course Title Units
First 8 Weeks ENGWR 302* Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 3
First 8 Weeks ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures 3
Second 8 Weeks HUM 332 American Humanities 3
Second 8 Weeks ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues 3
Second 8 Weeks ANTH 300 Biological Anthropology 3
Second 8 Weeks ANTH 301 Biological Anthropology Laboratory 1

Second Semester

Total Units: 15
Session Course Code Course Title Units
First 8 Weeks GEOG 300 Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems 3
First 8 Weeks ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
Second 8 Weeks ETHNS 300 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3
Second 8 Weeks TAFILM 307 Diversity in American Film 3
Second 8 Weeks ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency 3

* Students qualify for the Legal Studies Certificate upon completion of ADMJ 349, STAT 300, ENGWR 300, HIST 310, POLS 301, COMM 303, and ENGWR 302 courses.

Transfer Requirements

To transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 transferable units to include a minimum of 30 units from the GE breadth requirements
  2. Completion of Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with a grade of "C" or better
  3. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for all courses used to fulfill general education requirements and all transferable coursework completed

Career Options

There is a growing and urgent demand for trained personnel in areas such as uniformed police patrol, investigation, criminal identiļ¬cation, criminalistics, intelligence, court services, and corrections.

Graduates with an Administration of Justice associate degree have many career options, including but not limited to, the following.

Career Five-Year Growth Median Annual Salary**
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators*** 14% $93,650.63
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 16% $48,888.72
Intelligence Analysts*** 11% $101,379.20
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 10% $103,916.80
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 14% $156,873.60
Bailiffs 13% $66,705.60
Correctional Officers and Jailers 12% $79,934.40
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 11% $101,379.20
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers 13% $108,830.21
Private Detectives and Investigators 13% $62,736.17
Forensic Science Technicians*** 22% $81,751.60
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors*** 32% $48,855.20
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists*** 14% $91,395.20
Legal Support Workers, All Other 10% $51,651.41
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 19% $103,209.60
Fish and Game Wardens*** 14% $82,076.80
  • ** Data source for five-year growth and median annual salary: Emsi, 2021. Median salary includes base earnings, commissions, incentive pay, and bonuses.
  • *** The typical entry-level education for these positions is a bachelor's degree.