Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice is the study of criminal justice theory and practice within the criminal justice system primarily in America. Completion of the Administration of Justice: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) school. For additi onal requirements for transfer to a UC, please meet with your counselor.The Administration of Justice program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer equirements. 

Administration of Justice - ADT (CSU and UC)

0-15 units
Fall/Spring Units
English 1A/1AH 4
Administration of Justice 1 3
Sociology 1/1H or Psychology 1/1H 3
Guidance 47 or Academic Literacy and Reading 3 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Art History 1 or 2 or 6 or Music 19 or Theater Arts 3 3
16-30 units
Fall/spring Units
*English 1B/1BH or Philosophy 11 or ALR 4 4
Math 12/12H or PSY/SOC 48 4
Administration of Justice 3  3
Spanish 1 5
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Physical Science 1 or Geology 1 or Geography 1 3
31-45 units
Fall/spring Units
Communication Studies 1/1H or 6 or 9/9H 3
Administration of Justice 2 or 4 or 5 or 8 or 12 or 13 or 20 3
Sociology 20 or Administration of Justice 9 3
Biology 1 or Anthropology 1/1H and 1L 4
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Political Science 1 or 21 3
45-60+ units
Fall/spring Units
Administration of Justice 2 or 4 or 5 or 8 or 12 or 13 or 20 3
History 6/6H or 7/7H or 14 or 15 or 31 or 44 3
Health Science 1 or Kinesiology 4 or Academic Literacy and Reading 3 3
*Arts or Humanities Course 3
*Only if transferring to UC

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete transfer-level math
  • Complete English 1B (Critical Thinking)
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Request letters of recommendation for transfer
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend "What's Next" Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing

Careers for Administration of Justice Majors

Salaries Range : $56,000 - $85,900

  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Police Officer
  • Highway Patrol 
  • Probation Officer
  • County of State Correctional Officers 
  • Crime Scene Investigators
  • Federal Criminal Justice positions