About the Program Scales of Justice

Are you curious about how public policies and laws affect society, from economics to environmental issues, to criminal justice? Are you interested in working in law enforcement or in the legal system? This could include victim advocacy to family law, to the rights of the accused. This Associate in Arts in Law, Public Policy, and Society for Transfer (AA-T) Degree includes courses in administration of justice, economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and more. This coursework emphasizes the development of communication skills, will introduces you to the legal field, and prepares you for further study in a variety of majors.

Whether you are thinking between law or policy, or work that intersects the two, there are many different jobs that can be found in these areas at all levels of government as well as in the public or non-profit sector. Some examples of the types of jobs are lobbyist, policy analysts, public policy manager, attorney at a nonprofit, congress, public policy advocacy, law enforcement, law or court clerk, paralegal, legal aid worker, social worker, advocacy and more. 

Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and an FRC academic advisor for program planning and course selection.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Law, Public Policy, and Society program coursework, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate diverse viewpoints related to the human experience.
  2. Demonstrate personal, civic, and social responsibility.
  3. Analyze social science concepts and theories.

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