Program Overview

An Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Administration of Justice, or similar major. The Administration of Justice program seeks to prepare students for careers in law enforcement and legal studies. The courses in Skyline's program lead to transfer programs at baccalaureate institutions.

Students completing an AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Proper selection of curriculum electives further enables students to study other academic disciplines, such as political science, sociology, psychology, and public administration.

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T in Administration of Justice) is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice, such as law enforcement, courts, corrections (probation, parole, social services, etc.), and the legal field, at the federal, state, and local levels of government.


To earn an AS-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  5. A minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at Skyline College.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (6 units): Units
ADMJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 units
ADMJ 104 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
List A - Select two courses (6 units): Units
ADMJ 102 Principles and Procedures of Justice 3 units
ADMJ 106 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ 108 Community Relations 3 units
ADMJ 120 Criminal Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 125 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
List B - Select two courses (6-7 units): Units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 18 - 19

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),


  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1C).

*Up to (3-6) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.