Associate of Arts with Emphasis in Administration of Justice

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The Administration of Justice program offers courses which reflect a balanced approach to the criminal justice system. Courses in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections are available. This program prepares students to become a criminal justice professional or transition to a four-year degree. A full range of elective courses offer the student an ability to explore individual interests. The ADMJ faculty members are all experienced in an area of the criminal justice system; they bring real-world expertise to the classroom.

Important: Students graduating with an Administration of Justice degree must complete an approved cultural diversity course. Some of the approved courses are able to meet both the cultural diversity requirement and a general education requirement. A list of approved cultural diversity courses can be found in the list of AA general education electives.

(Major Code 2120; State CIP Code 24.0101)

Associates of Arts Degree

First Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
ADMJ 121Introduction to Administration of Justice3
ADMJ 124Criminal Justice and Corrections3
ADMJ 127Criminology3
Humanities Elective (cannot be a philosophy course) ^3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

ENGL 122Composition II*3
MATH 171College Algebra* (or higher)3
SPD 120Interpersonal Communication3
or SPD 121 Public Speaking
or SPD 125 Personal Communication
ADMJ 141Criminal Law*3
ADMJ 235Community Based Corrections3
Total Hours15

Third Semester

ADMJ Program Elective (see below)3
PHIL 124Logic and Critical Thinking3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
ADMJ 228Criminal Justice Communications*2
ADMJ 150Criminal Procedure3
Science and/or Math Elective ^3
Total Hours17

Fourth Semester

ADMJ Program Elective (see below)6
ADMJ 255Ethics and Criminal Justice3
Science course with Lab ^4
Social Science Elective (cannot be a psychology course) ^3
Total Hours16

ADMJ Program Electives

ADMJ 122Police Operations*3
ADMJ 130Crime Prevention3
ADMJ 133Juvenile Behavior3
ADMJ 143Crime Analysis3
ADMJ 145Fundamentals Private Security3
ADMJ 148Physical and Sexual Violence within the Family3
ADMJ 154Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation3
ADMJ 170Drugs and Crime3
ADMJ 180Correctional Casework*3
ADMJ 201Police Interrogation3
ADMJ 215Understanding Terrorism3
ADMJ 221Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation3
ADMJ 223The World of Crime*3
ADMJ 230Criminal Behavior*3
ADMJ 275Police Management*3
ADMJ 285Administration of Justice Internship*3
ADMJ 292Special Topics:1-3

Total Program Hours: 63

NOTE: If you are certified under the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act, you are eligible to receive assessment of prior learning credit for select courses.