2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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Associate of Science Applied

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide a broad educational foundation which will prepare graduates for employment in numerous criminal justice related occupations. For students already working in the criminal justice field, this curriculum will provide preparation for advancement in the profession.

Program Objectives: Employment opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas: uniformed officers for local, county and state police agencies; enforcement/investigative officers for federal government agencies; corrections, retail and industrial security, probation/parole, insurance work and private investigation.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English on the placement test will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the placement test in the following mathematical units will be required to complete developmental courses: MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , and MTE 5 .

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Notes: The Associate of Applied Science degree does not take the place of attendance at a basic academy which most police, corrections, or security agencies require prior to being employed by that agency. However, the Administration of Justice curriculum will help prepare one academically for successful completion of an agency academy.


Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Administration of Justice program head as listed on program webpage.

First Year

Second Year

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 66

1 If a student takes HLT 110  for 2 credits, a physical education course may be used for the one credit hour difference. Three physical education courses will not fulfill this requirement. Veterans with an honorable discharge will be awarded HLT/PED credit based on military service.

2 Four ADJ electives must be taken from the following below.

3 Electives must be chosen from the specific list referenced in the curriculum requirements above. 

* This course has a requisite. Requisites for all courses are listed in the course description section at the back of the catalog.

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