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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Code: 4000 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree   Offered through AN, ELI, MA, WO
  Courses Credits
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 I 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 and Corruption 3
ADJ 236 Prin. of Criminal Investigation or 3
  ADJ 234  Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism  
ADJ 237 Adv. Criminal Investigation or 3
  ADJ 228  Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs or  
  ADJ 248  Probation/Parole/Treatment  
ADJ Elective or BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
5ADJ Elective or 3
  ADJ 159  Physical Security  
5ADJ Elective or 3
  ADJ 255  Security Management or  
  ADJ 256  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 and Wellness 1
2PED/RPK Elective 1
PLS 135 American National Politics or 3
  HIS 121  U.S. History I  
3 ___ Social Science Elective 3
3___ Social Science Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 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 for further information.

1 May substitute ADJ 140 or ADJ 150.

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 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. PSY 201–202 or SOC 201–202 are recommended.

4 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 science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

7 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.