Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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Program Duration

2 years (Four Semesters)

Program Type

Associate of Applied Science

Median Arkansas Salary

$38,500 criminal investigator; $32,880 police officer (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Many people choose a criminal justice career because they want to make a difference and serve others.


 

About The Program

This two-year degree can lead directly to employment or career advancement in the field of criminal justice.


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Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The Associate of Applied Science degree is stackable with the Associate of Science (AS) degree in criminal justice. However, any student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution, or plans to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree, should follow the Associate of Science (AS) path in criminal justice.

Faculty Contact

Schan Weisman
Criminal Justice Instructor
(870) 391-3545
schan.weisman@northark.edu

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of how the criminal justice system and its agencies operate together as a system
  • An understanding of how this system is designed to bring about social justice
  • An understanding of the various theoretical frameworks that explain the definition, causes and consequences of crime
  • An understanding of proper standards of conduct regarding investigation, collection of evidence and procedural processes.