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Administration of Justice

Program Overview

If you’ve always been interested in the criminal justice system, criminology, or forensic science, consider enrolling in the Administration of Justice program. This program will prepare you for a career in crime scene investigation, corrections, law enforcement, homeland security, and public safety.

The program offers a comprehensive education in the study of the criminal justice process, including law enforcement, courts, probation, parole, security, and criminology. You will also learn community policing, evidence technology, how the principles of criminal justice laws have evolved, and so much more.

Make it happen today with the Administration of Justice Program!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College's Administration of Justice programs cover everything from basic criminal justice to studies in juvenile justice, forensic science and physical evidence, domestic violence, and crime scene investigation. Graduates may expect to become a police officer or sheriff's deputy, a state investigator, a federal agent, or advance their current justice careers.

PC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice Studies, as well as CCLs in criminal investigation, homeland security, law enforcement, legal studies, and victimology.

Phoenix College's Forensic Science program offers classes covering everything from crime scene investigation and police photography to evidence technology — all the way to a courtroom testimony seminar.

Our forensics program offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Forensic Science, a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Crime Scene Investigation, and a CCL in Fingerprint Identification and Photography. Completion of our forensic science courses can lead to graduate school or work in the field of forensic science — much like your favorite TV detectives.

Next Steps

Future forensic scientists may contact the program director of AJS and Forensic Science, Bill Williams, for more information. Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus.