Extended Campuses

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Interdisciplinary Studies - Justice Administration, Bachelor of Arts

Progression Plan-2YR Completn

Campus Availability

  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM357W Crit Anal/Prblm Solv Pub Agenc 3
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to writing, researching, and evaluating social research. Particular focus will be placed on improving writing skills. Throughout the course, students will complete several intensive writing exercises that emphasize proper grammar, punctuation, and correct citations. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. JUS339 Justice Theory 3
Description: A critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications. The course examines debates about justice prominent in moral and political philosophy, and invites students to subject their own views on these controversies to critical examination. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. JUS331 Restorative Justice 3
Description: The focus of this course concerns the application of restorative justice current problems within the criminal justice system. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Notes: Use catalog link for Concentration course list. Choose one course from each list.
5. CSTCOURSE See Catalog or Advisor 3 CSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Choose one from the following: CST 321, 323, 351, 361, 365, 424, 465, 472, 475, or 477
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. JUS361 Legal Issues/Emerg Svcs Mgt 3
Description: The focus of the course is on civil and criminal liabilities related to Emergency Services Management and the development of policy and procedures likely to reduce the liability of agencies. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. EMGT340 Admin For Emergency Svs 3
Description: This course examines issues in the administration of emergency services organizations. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. JUS338 Mentally Impaired Offenders 3
Description: The course covers issues pertaining to mentally impaired persons at all stages of the justice system from initial encounters with law enforcement on the street through imprisonment. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Notes: Use catalog link for Concentration course list. Choose one course from each list.
5. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 3 LANGUAGE201 Notes
Notes: 201-level CLEP credit is also accepted.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. JUS330 Adjudication Justice 3
Description: This course provides an overview of court administration and management in the United States, with focus on the institutions and actors that are part of the American court system. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status
Currently Scheduled: Winter 2014 Spring 2015
2. JUS360 Emergency Services & Crisis 3
Description: This course examines the role of emergency responders in community collaborations related to wide area crisis management. Specific to this course are issues of organization, implementation and budgeting of effort. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. JUS335 Comparative Justice Systems 3
Description: Examines the structure and functions of criminal justice organizations throughout the world, including a review of the major families of law and a comparison of the American criminal justice and legal systems with other countries, with a specific focus on comparative policing. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Global Diversity
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Notes: Use catalog link for Concentration course list. Choose one course from each list.
5. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4 LANGUAGE202 Notes
Notes: 202-level CLEP credit is also accepted.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM421C Plan Decision In Public Sector 3
Description: This capstone course discusses the larger planning processes for the public sector, including the intersection of planning, budgeting, personnel, exterior and internal pressures and performance expectations of a public agency. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Senior Status or higher and (ENG 302W or ENG 305W or PADM 302W or PADM 311W or PADM 357W or JUS 350W)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. JUS337 Contemporary Justice Issues 3
Description: This course provides the student an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the program to the issues facing today's justice system. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Notes: Use catalog link for Concentration course list. Choose one course from each list.
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3 CONCNTRNCOURSE Notes
Notes: Use catalog link for Concentration course list. Choose one course from each list.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

This degree is offered only at the Yuma Branch Campus.
For more information regarding the completion of the first and second year degree requirements
at Arizona Western College,
please contact:
(928) 317-6400 ext. 2

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.