Justice Studies (AAS)

Justice Studies (AAS)

Justice Studies (AAS)

Justice Studies/Corrections & Law Enforcement, AAS



This Justice Studies degree with an emphasis on Law Enforcement or Corrections is designed to upgrade the skills and knowledge of correctional officers or peace officers who are currently working in the field.


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Justice Studies Faculty

John Foust
Professor of Administration of Justice
John.Foust1@centralaz.edu

Administration of Justice (AA)

Administration of Justice (AA)

Administration of Justice (AA)

Administration of Justice, AA & Certificates


The Administration of Justice pathway prepares students to transfer to an accredited university for a higher level degree or to immediately pursue a career in specific criminal justice occupations. Note: Many occupations require a Bachelor’s degree. Also note that many justice related occupations require a background check.



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Administration of Justice Faculty

John Foust
Professor of Administration of Justice
John.Foust1@centralaz.edu

History pathway (AA)

History pathway (AA)

History pathway (AA)

History pathway, AA



Studying history opens doors to understanding the human past, interactions between cultures and our environment, and how processes take place. Students in history learn how to examine and analyze sources, build arguments, engage in debates of divergent viewpoints, and understand whose stories are told and whose are left out. Understanding the modern world and our potential future requires understanding what came before. History is a field that is constantly changing: there are always new perspectives and new discoveries, as well as vital conversations about how to understand what took place and understand where we fit in the narrative. Students of history interact with new and old media, perform quantitative and qualitative analyses, and strive to present material in innovative and compelling ways for audiences of all backgrounds.


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History Faculty

DR. JOE FAYKOSH

JOE FAYKOSH, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Lead Faculty, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office: Superstition Mountain F 125
Joe.Faykosh@centralaz.edu

Political Science pathway (AA)

Political Science pathway (AA)

Political Science pathway (AA)

Political Science pathway, AA



The political science pathway allows students to specialize in the study of the organization and behavior of people, groups, and institutions which make up our governments and larger political system. This pathway is designed to assist students who wish to transfer to the university as a Political Science major and prepares them for a variety of careers.


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Psychology pathway (AA)

Psychology pathway (AA)

Psychology pathway (AA)

Psychology pathway, AA



The psychology pathway aims to help students graduate with an understanding of contemporary psychology through practical experience. The psychology program uses an applied approach by coordinating psychological theory with real world application. Students are encouraged to use guiding principles in a variety of settings.


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Psychology Faculty

DR. ELIZABETH GROCH BAROI

ELIZABETH GROCH BAROI, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Office: Signal Peak T 217
Liz.Baroi@centralaz.edu

Sociology pathway (AA)

Sociology pathway (AA)

Sociology pathway (AA)

Sociology pathway, AA



Studying history opens doors to understanding the human past, interactions between cultures and our environment, and how processes take place. Students in history learn how to examine and analyze sources, build arguments, engage in debates of divergent viewpoints, and understand whose stories are told and whose are left out. Understanding the modern world and our potential future requires understanding what came before. History is a field that is constantly changing: there are always new perspectives and new discoveries, as well as vital conversations about how to understand what took place and understand where we fit in the narrative. Students of history interact with new and old media, perform quantitative and analyses, and strive to present material in innovative and compelling ways for audiences of all backgrounds.


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Sociology Faculty

DR. DAWN CONLEY

DAWN CONLEY, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Office: Signal Peak T 100
Dawn.Conley@centralaz.edu

DR. DERRICK SPAN

DERRICK SPAN, Ed.D.

Division Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Sociology
Office: San Tan D115
Derrick.Span@centralaz.edu