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Administration of Justice


Sacramento City College Administration of Justice

This academic program referred to as the Administration of Justice (more commonly known as Criminal Justice) is directed toward the prevention, treatment, discovery, control, and oversight of processes relating to the criminal justice system. This program also provides the foundational principles for critical thinking, persuasive communication, analytical writing, and a foundational understanding of the behavioral and social sciences.

Degrees and certificates offered in this program provide students the basis for advanced study at 4-year colleges or universities and also prepare them for a wide range of careers included in that broad category.

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Law, Public Policy and Society - Associate of Arts - Transfer Degree

A.A.-T. in Law, Public Policy, and Society

The Associate in Arts in Law, Public Policy, and Society for Transfer degree offers courses that satisfy lower-division General Education requirements in both the physical and social sciences, providing students with a solid foundation in Law, Public Policy, and Society as well as the standard prerequisites for upper-division coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree. Students planning to transfer to a CSU with a major in Law, Public Policy, and Society should consult the lower division requirements at the university they plan to attend. Through interdisciplinary studies in the administration of justice, political science, business, history, economics, sociology, global studies, and communications, students will acquire skills in critical thinking, persuasive communication, analytical writing, and a foundational understanding of the behavioral and social sciences.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):

  • (1) Completion of 60-semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • (A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    • (B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • (2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 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.


Career Options

The general field of administration of justice is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. Graduates have many career options, including but not limited to, the following.

Sample Salaries

Field Salary
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $ 93,650.63
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks $ 48,888.72
Intelligence Analysts $101,379.20
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $103,916.80
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $156,873.60
Bailiffs $ 66,705.60
Correctional Officers and Jailers $ 79,934.40
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $101,379.20
Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers $108,830.21
Private Detectives and Investigators $ 62,736.17
Forensic Science Technicians $ 81,751.60
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors $ 48,855.20
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $ 91,395.20
Legal Support Workers, All Other $ 51,651.41
Fire Inspectors and Investigators $103,209.60
Fish and Game Wardens $ 82,076.80

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People and Society

People and Society meta major

This program is part of the People and Society meta major.

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