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University Transfer Program
60 – 70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

An AA-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society is intended as good preparation for students interested in law school upon completion of a bachelor's degree. This interdisciplinary area emphasizes the development of logical, analytical and communication skills; introduces students to the legal field; and prepares students for further study in a variety of majors such as Philosophy, Economics, Political Science, Communication Studies, History, or Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students who opt to pursue this course of study are encouraged to engage in further exploration of one or more specific majors as they select electives for degree completion.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 24 -25 Units Area 1: Understanding the Law Units
ADMJ 100 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3 units
ADMJ 104 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
Area 2: Ethics Units
PHIL 244 Introduction to Ethics: Contemporary Social and Moral Issues 3 units
Area 3: Oral Communications Units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
Area 4: Written Communication Units
ENGL 100 Composition and Reading 3 units
Area 5: Critical Thinking Units
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
Area 6: Quantitative Reasoning Units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts 3 units
Area 7: US History Units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units
Area 8: Introduction to American Government Units
PLSC 200 National, State and Local Governments 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 6 units List A: Select two courses from two of the areas listed below: (NOTE: courses must not have been used above.) Units
Administration of Justice Units
ADMJ 100 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3 units
ADMJ 102 Principles and Procedures of the Criminal Justice System 3 units
ADMJ 104 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
ADMJ 106 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ 108 Community Relations and the Justice System 3 units
ADMJ 125 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
Business Units
BUS. 201 Business Law 3 units
Economics Units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
Political Science Units
PLSC 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
PLSC 110 Contemporary Foreign Governments 3 units
PLSC 130 International Relations 3 units
PLSC 150 Introduction to Political Thought 3 units
Diversity Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 units
ETHN 101 Latin American and Indigenous Peoples History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 103 Asian Americans and US Institutions 3 units
ETHN 104 Asian Pacific Islanders in United States History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 105 African American History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 106 Oceania & the Arts 3 units
ETHN 300 Introduction to La Raza Studies 3 units
College Success Units
COUN 120 College and Career Success 3 units
IDST 110 College 1 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 30 - 31
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.