Cochise College

CATALOG 2013-14

Administration of Justice - Associate of Arts (Major Code - AJS)

The Administration of Justice Associate of Arts degree is designed to prepare the student for a wide variety of criminal justice career fields or for transfer into university degree programs. To ensure seamless university transfer, students must develop their specific program of study in close coordination with a Cochise College advisor.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (AGEC-A)

35 CREDITS

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

MAT 142 or higher

3-5

Laboratory sciences

CHM 128 or FOR 105

4

Laboratory sciences*

 

4

Arts

 

3

Humanities

 

3

Social and behavioral sciences**

 

6

Essentials of Communication

COM 102 ( COM 1100)

3

General education electives***

 

1-3

Six credits of arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or general education electives must be chosen from the current listing of intensive writing courses. See www.cochise.edu/AGEC.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT†

0-16 CREDITS

Non-English language

Second- or fourth-semester proficiency

CORE CURRICULUM

18 CREDITS

Introduction to Administration of
Justice

AJS 101 ( AJS 1101)

3

Substantive Criminal Law

AJS 109

3

Criminology

AJS 225

3

The Police Function

AJS 230

3

The Correction Function

AJS 240

3

Procedural Criminal Law

AJS 260

3

ELECTIVES
(AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE 64 CREDITS)††

 

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

64 CREDITS

*CHM 128 or FOR 105 is highly recommended.

**COM 204, POS 110 ( POS 1110) or POS 220, and PSY 101 ( PSY 1101), SOC 101 ( SOC 1101), or SOC 160 ( SOC 2215) are recommended.

***General education electives must be chosen from the general education list. See www.cochise.edu/AGEC.

†University non-English language requirements vary. Check with your advisor.

††Elective courses must be transferable to the university or universities to which the student plans to transfer. See www.aztransfer.com. AJS 212, AJS 215, AJS 254, AJS 270, AJS 275, PSY 240, and SOC 207 are recommended. It is highly recommended that students complete a criminal justice-related internship in addition to the 64-unit degree, namely AJS 224 or a related SLE special topics course.