The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an“associate degree for transfer," a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Science Degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer (“AJ AS-T”) is intended to prepare candidates academically to perform effectively in a host of careers pertaining to Administration of Justice system. Students will be exposed to a series of courses within the major intended to develop social awareness, written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, concepts of law and the physical ability to cope with many of the demanding Administration of Justice careers.
To obtain the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree, students are required to complete the following:
1. Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
2. 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 majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the Administration of Justice major as detailed in the Program Requirements below. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis (title 5 § 55063).
4. Certified completion of either the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth), which requires 41 units (see page 64 of the catalog); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern, which requires 38 units (see page 66 of the catalog).
Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AS-T 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). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.