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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

NOVA ADVISING SHEET

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Code: 4000 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Applied Science Degree   AN, MA, WO, ELI
  Courses Credits Grade
Two Years
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3  
ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System 3  
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3  
1ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration or ADJ 140 Intro to Corrections or ADJ 150 Intro to Security Administration 3  
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional 3  
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I 3  
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II 3  
ADJ 216 Organized Crime & Corruption 3  
ADJ 236 Prin. of Criminal Investigation or 3  
  Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism    
ADJ 237 Adv. Criminal Investigation or 3  
  Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs or    
  Probation/Parole/Treatment    
ADJ Elective or BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3  
5ADJ Elective or 3  
  Physical Security    
5ADJ Elective or 3  
  Security Management    
  Information Security    
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
7    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts 3  
6MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3  
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1  
2PED/RPK Elective 1  
PLS 135 American National Politics or 3  
  U.S. History I    
3 ___ Social Science Elective 3  
3 Social Science Elective 3  
4SDV 100 College Success Skill 1  
Total   66  
Total credits for the Administration of Justice A.A.S.=66

Although not required as part of this program, students planning to transfer to George Mason University (GMU) may wish to complete eight hours of a laboratory science while attending NOVA. Check the current GMU Catalog or contact a GMU academic advisor if you have questions.

1 ADJ 140 Introduction to Corrections or ADJ 150 Introduction to Security Administration may be substituted.

2 The PED requirements may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr., plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr., plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. PSY 201-202 or Sociology 201-202 is recommended.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 Students interested in a career in the field of corrections should take corrections courses as ADJ electives.

6 May substitute a higher-level math. Students who wish to substitute a laboratory science for MTH 151 MUST meet with their ADJ academic advisor first. The science elective may be selected from Physical and Life Sciences courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

7 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.