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2020-2021 NOVA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.


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CIP Code: 43.0100
NOVA Code: 4000

Offered through AL, AN, MA, WO

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. Job opportunities for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security directors (managers), loss prevention directors, classification managers, and personnel clearance administrators. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are “core courses” that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum, “course options” are provided for selection by the students.

Special Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are advised that many criminal justice and private/government security agencies require excellent moral character and a written record of conduct prior to consideration for employment.

Two Years


Total 16 credits


Total 15 credits


Total 18 credits


Total 15 credits


Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice: 64 credits


1 May substitute ADJ 140  or ADJ 150 .

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

3 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . PSY 200  or SOC 200  are recommended.

 Students who wish to substitute a laboratory science for MTH 154  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.

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

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