The Administration of Justice Program is a department in the Skyline College Social
Science/Creative Arts Division. The following statement outlines the mission, goals,
and student learning outcomes concerning the Administration of Justice Program.
The mission of the Administration of Justice Associate of Arts Degree Program is to
provide students with a multi-disciplinary course of study of the highest standards
that emphasizes critical thinking, the ability to effectively communicate in written
and oral form, a substantive and practical knowledge basis in the area of justice
administration, and a commitment to lifelong learning that will enable them to think
critically about the problems and issues of crime and justice, both as citizens and
as professional workers in the criminal justice field.
- Provide excellent instruction by experienced and highly qualified staff using a quality
curriculum for undergraduate students in the field of criminal justice that will equip
them with the necessary skills to successfully transition from school to work and/or
further educational or personal enrichment pursuits.
- Provide a broad selection of contemporary criminal justice courses that will enable
students to learn the fundamental and advanced concepts of a variety of learning domains
within the discipline of criminal justice.
- Encourage and support faculty research, collaboration, faculty-student interactions,
and other professional activities that enhance faculty skills and expertise, as well
as student learning and development.
- Provide a range of service activities within the college and in the larger community
to apply academic knowledge to practical problems concerning crime and criminal justice,
build a strong partnership between the college and the surrounding community, and
to contribute to efforts by the college and the larger community to improve the quality
of life for all concerned.