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Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice

Associate of Applied Science
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

The Administration of Justice program is for students anticipating a career in the justice system, as well as for persons already employed in the justice system who want to enhance their professional standing and update their skills.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? This program can be completed almost completely online. The program does transfer into ODU's criminal justice program. VCU and other 4 year universities do accept a number of the courses. Student's should meet with the Program Head prior to registering for courses. This program is available almost completely online and many of the courses within the curriculum are offered in a seven week format allowing students to take more courses in each semester.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Students should have a good idea of where they want to transfer prior to taking math requirements. Please see Program Head prior to taking math to ensure you are taking the math. Students wishing to transfer should meet with the program head immediately upon beginning the program. Students should begin general education requirements immediately as well ADJ 100.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and J Sargeant Reynolds Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? Students planning to transfer this program to a four year degree should meet with Program Head prior to enrolling in courses. Reynolds and ODU have a written agreement with the Criminal Justice programs. If you are planning to transfer you should not take Math 130. English 111 and English 112 should begin right away. Students need to be aware of where they want to transfer to properly pick their math and/or lab science course required for the four year curriculum.
Do More With Your Degree This degree prepares students for jobs in law enforcement, corrections, probation, victim services as well as other jobs within the Criminal Justice field. It also prepares students to complete their four year degrees in Criminal Justice.
Program Successes & Highlights This degree prepares students for jobs in law enforcement, corrections, probation, victim services as well as other jobs within the Criminal Justice field. It also prepares students to complete their four year degrees in Criminal Justice.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who transfer with a completed Associate degree will be awarded credit for classes in their specific Reynolds program.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Prior learning is considered
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
916
Percent of Transfer Students
100% of students who have earned an American high school diploma or completed a GED or equivalency.
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? https://issuu.com/reynoldscommunitycollege/docs/digital_hs_recruitment_packet?fr=sZmMwOTQ3OTA5NA
Transfer Student Catalog Year The catalog year is determined by the student's first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions The Transfer Center will help students with the guaranteed admissions agreements.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAdministration of Justice, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science with a major in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in General Studies-Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice - Corrections ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice - Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeAdministration of Justice Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies - Specialization in Administration of Justice Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (Forensic Science)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeCriminology and Criminal Justice, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Human Services - CriminologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in Social Science, Major in Administration of JusticeBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Roanoke CollegeBachelor of Arts in Criminal JusticeBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Radford UniversityBA in Criminal JusticeBachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Radford UniversityBS in Criminal JusticeBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeLiberal Arts, A.A.AssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeGeneral Studies, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Arts and SciencesAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Arts Degree in Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Arts Degree in Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences with a major in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Old Dominion UniversityCriminal Justice-BABachelorBachelor of Arts4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityCriminal Justice-BSBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Arts in Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Arts - Liberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Science - General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in General StudiesAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
Eastern Shore Community CollegeGeneral StudiesĀ AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Eastern Shore Community CollegeLiberal ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeLiberal Arts Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAdministration of Justice: Homeland Security Specialization, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Central Virginia Community CollegeAAS in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science 2-Year
Danville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCriminal Justice, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Arts & Science in Emergency Management and PlanningAssociateAssociate of Arts and Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (Homeland Security)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (Public Law)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Administration of JusticeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCriminal Justice, Bachelor of Science, with concentration in Forensic Crime Scene InvestigationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Police ScienceAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Marymount University Criminal Justice (BA)BachelorBachelor of Art4-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
25-1111.00Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
33-1012.00First-Line Supervisors of Police and DetectivesDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.Protective Service Occupations
19-4099.00Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All OtherAll life, physical, and social science technicians not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.01Quality Control AnalystsConduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-4099.03Remote Sensing TechniciansApply remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations
33-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Correctional OfficersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.Protective Service Occupations
33-3011.00BailiffsMaintain order in courts of law.Protective Service Occupations
33-3051.04Customs and Border Protection OfficersInvestigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.00Detectives and Criminal InvestigatorsConduct investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.06Intelligence AnalystsGather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.Protective Service Occupations
33-3021.02Police Identification and Records OfficersCollect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.Protective Service Occupations
33-3051.00Police and Sheriff's Patrol OfficersMaintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.Protective Service Occupations
33-9021.00Private Detectives and InvestigatorsGather, analyze, compile, and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.Protective Service Occupations
19-3039.03Clinical NeuropsychologistsAssess and diagnose patients with neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Recommend treatment after diagnosis, such as therapy, medication, or surgery. Assist with evaluation before and after neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3039.02NeuropsychologistsApply theories and principles of neuropsychology to evaluate and diagnose disorders of higher cerebral functioning, often in research and medical settings. Study the human brain and the effect of physiological states on human cognition and behavior. May formulate and administer programs of treatment.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3039.00Psychologists, All OtherAll psychologists not listed separately.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3041.00SociologistsStudy human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations