Administrative Justice Degree
Earning an associate's degree for transfer in Administrative Justice from Mission allows you 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. Flexible online classes are available.
Sampling of Class Offering
- 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
If you complete the program, make a seamless transfer to a CSU program of study in corrections, criminal law, criminology, and justice studies.
Courses to Consider
Sociology of Criminology (SOC 047)
Crime and criminal behavior. Emphasis on the study of victims, prevention of crime, prosecution, and rehabilitation.
Community & Justice System (SOC 040)
Examine the complex relationship between communities and the justice system. Examine the challenges of administering justice in a diverse multicultural population.
Intro to Race & Ethnicity (SOC 021)
An intro to the sociological analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism.
Intro to Corrections (SOC 058)
A history and critical analysis of punishment, the various types of punishment, alternatives to punishment, and the impact of punishment on the criminal justice system.
Social Problems (SOC 002)
A sociological analysis of contemporary social problems.
- Empathy and Compassion
- Ability to Evaluate and Understand Surroundings
- Listening and Observation
- Effective Communication
- Ability to Resolve Conflicts
Career PathsIf 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