Cerro Coso to offer NEW AA-T Degree in Law, Public Policy, and Society

Are you interested in working in a law-based profession to help people and society? Are you interested in an education path that could lead to law school? Are you interested in becoming a politician or working in government offices? Cerro Coso is offering a new Associate of Arts for a Transfer degree in Law, Public Policy, and Society. 

An associate degree for transfer provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. The AA-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admissions to specific majors or campuses.

The Law, Public Policy, and Society study spans the humanities and the social sciences, incorporating disciplines, such as criminal justice, business, economics, political science, diversity, and paralegal. Careers in this field include paralegal and legal assistants, legal secretaries, lawyers, and judicial law clerks. 

Students pursuing this degree major will learn to identify sources of American law and articulate how a law is created. Describe the American legal system, including jurisdictional requirements, state and federal court systems, and roles of those in the legal field. Locate, critically read, and analyze relevant primary and secondary sources. Apply laws, public policy, and/or societal or ethical theories to develop a solution to a legal issue, a public policy issue, and/or social concern. Describe one’s ethical obligation to social responsibility under the laws. 

Classes are offered both online and on-campus. 

The degree has an option to take a more civil or more criminal law-based pathway to complete the program depending on your interests. 

If you are not sure that you have the technology resources you need to be successful in an online program, please contact studentservices@cerrocoso.edu to see how the college can help you.

Fall 2022 classes at Cerro Coso Community College begin August 22, 2022. Complete registration and course information is available on the web at www.cerrocoso.edu or contact the College Counseling Department.

Explore something new and exciting this fall at Cerro Coso Community College. – Your hometown college!

(From Cerro Coso)

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