About Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice program offers undergraduate students a curriculum designed to prepare young men and women for careers in law enforcement and related fields.

The program also provides educational opportunities for those seeking promotions within the Administration of Justice field.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Administration of Justice can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Police Department (Municipal, State and Federal)
  • Public Safety departments
  • Highway Patrol
  • Sheriff's Departments
  • City, State, and Federal Investigative Agencies
  • Youth Occupations
  • Private Security
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation and Parole Departments
  • Correctional Agencies
  • Criminal Identification Fields
  • Crime Scene Investigation.

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ADMJ 52 Concepts of Criminal Law 3  
ADMJ 57 Intro to Administrative Justice 3  
ENGL 1A + AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  

Area E

Life Long Learning and Self Development 3  

Transfer Elective

See counselor 2  

Total Units: 15-17 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ADMJ 51,53,54,62,66 ADMJ Major Requirement  3  
ADMJ 51,53,54,62,66 ADMJ Major Requirement  3  
CSU Area A3 Critical Thinking 4  
CSU Area C2/US History See Counselor 3  
Transfer Elective See Counselor 3  

Total Units: 16

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CSU Area C1 Arts 3

 

MATH 80., Psych 5 or Econ 5 Transfer Math Requirement 5

 

CSU Area B1 Physical Science 3

 

PSYC 1 or Soc 1 ADMJ Major Requirement 3

 

Total Units: 14

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CSU Area C1 or C2 Arts or Humanities 3  
CSU Area B2+B3 Life Science & Lab 4-6  
CSU Area A1 Communication Studies 3  
POLS 1 American Government 3  
Transfer Elective See Counselor 3  

Tota Units: 16-18

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
AJ 52 Concepts of Criminal Law 3  
AJ 57 Intro to Administrative Justice 3  
ENGL 1A + AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CCSF Area F U.S. History & Government 3  
CCSF Area A  Communication and Analytical Thinking 3  

Total Units: 16-18

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
AJ 54 Principles & Procedures of Justice System 3  
AJ 64 Progressive Policing in 21st Century 3  
AJ 82 Criminal Justice Work Experience 1-3  
CCSF Area F U.S. History & Governement 3  
CCSF Area E Humanities 3  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3  

Total Units: 16-18 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
AJ 62 Criminal Investigation 3  
AJ 68 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3  
PE 29A Beginning Fire Fighting and Public Safety Conditioning 2  
CCSF Math Requirement See Counselor 3-5  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3  

Total Units: 14-16

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
AJ 67 Terrorism & Counterterrorism 3  
AJ 83 Police Career Preparation 3  
CCSF Area C Natural Sciences 3-5  
CCSF Area H Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or LGBTQ Studies 3  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3  

Tota Units: 15-17

View Requirements in College Catalog

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring

Administration of Justice programs at the following institutions: 

  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of California
  • University of San Francisco

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.