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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN PRE-LAW

The Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Pre Law promotes an understanding of the legal system in the United States. The program primarily prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning. It also develops knowledge and skills for students planning to apply for a career in the criminal justice system or related area. In completion of the program students will acquire competency in critical thinking, effective communication, and responsible leadership through the application of the US Constitution and its laws.

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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Class Description Credits
Communication
ENG 150 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 151 Freshman Compostion 3
SPH 153 Introduction to Speech 3
Total: 9
Information & Technology Literacy
ICT 150 Introduction to Computers 3
Total: 3
Critical Thinking
MAT 151 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHSCI 150/150L Physical Science 4
Total: 7
Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
Select one 3 credit course from the following options and HIS 162 for a total of six (6) credits
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
HIS 162 Pacific History
(required)
3
Total: 6
Personal Development & Responsibility
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
OR
HEA 150 Introduction to Health Science 3
Total: 3
Total GER Credits: 28

Co-Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
A total of 12 credits from any of the following
CJ 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 180 Criminal Law 3
CJ 210 Constitutional Law and Procedures 3
CJ 220 Survey of Law 3
Select one 3 credit course from the following
CJ 230 Criminal Justice Administrations and Organizations 3
CJ 260 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
Total Co-Foundational Credits: 12

Total Credits

Class Credits
General Education Requirements 28
Core Foundational Requirements 24-25
Co-Foundational Requirements 12
Total Credits: 64-65

Core Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
Arts & Humanities
PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Total: 3
English
ENG 251 Sophomore Composition 3
Total: 3
History
Select one 3 credit course based on Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
Total: 3
Mathematics
MAT 250 College Algebra & Trigonometry 4
Total: 4
Physical Education
Select any 1 credit P.E. Course 1
Total: 1
Samoan & Pacific Studies
Select one 3 or 4 credit course
SAM 101A Conversational Samoan 1 3
SAM 101B Conversational Samoan 2 3
SAM 111 Introduction to the Samoan Language 3
SAM 151/151L Freshman Samoan 4
SAM 154 Introduction to Samoan Literature 3
Total: 3-4
Science
Select one 4 credit course
BIO 150/150L Introduction to Biological Science 4
BIO 155/155L Ecology 4
BIO 180/180L Biology I 4
MSC 170/170L Introduction to Marine Biology 4
Total: 4
Social Science
Select one 3 credit course from any Social Science cluster
Cluster-I: Culture
ANT 150 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANT 153 Introduction to Archaeology 3
ANT 154 Cultural Anthropology 3
GEO 160 Introduction to Geography 3
Cluster-II: Political
PAD 150 Introduction to Public Administration 3
POL 150 Introduction to American Government 3
POL 160 Introduction to Politics 3
POL 170 Introduction to Public Policy 3
Cluster-III: Social & Behavioral
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 250 Human Development 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total: 3
Total Core Requirement Credits: 24-25