Administrative Justice Degree

  • Transfer to a Four-Year College
  • Flexible online courses are available.
  • Take innovative courses that emphasize the connections between law, crime, and justice.

Build the foundation you need to work in law enforcement, criminal justice, court administration, the judicial system, corrections, public or private security, or in a related field.

Students are pictured from behind at commencement in their decorated black cap and gowns.

Administrative Justice Degree

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Guest Speakers

The list of Guest Speakers includes for SOC 050 (Intro to Criminal Justice) and SOC 058 (Intro to Corrections)
  • Santa Clara Deputy Sheriff Training Officer 
  • Community Police Office
  • Background Investigations Officer
  • Forensic Psychologist who does Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations
  • A caseworker who works with mentally ill homeless offenders

About Our Instructors
Roy Brasil

A recently retired Deputy Chief Law Enforcement officer, Roy Brasil has thirty-five years experience, including sixteen years on the Sheriff’s/Police side and nineteen years on the Probation/Community Corrections side. 

Ken Pesso

A retired Assistant Chief Probation Officer. Thirty-three years of Probation experience. Assignments included: Supervisor of Gang and Drug Trafficking Unit, Background Investigation, and Internal Affairs Unit.

Career Outlook

Skills Needed

  • Integrity
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to Evaluate and Understand Surroundings
  • Listening and Observation
  • Effective Communication
  • Ability to Resolve Conflicts

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Select Jobs in the Field

  • Border Protection Officer
  • Customs Agent
  • Law Enforcement including police and FBI
  • Social Services
  • Probation Officer
  • U.S. Postal Inspector
  • Corrections or Probation Officer
  • Lawyer