Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

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The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice is a transfer degree for students who plan to major in a criminal justice related field. North Arkansas College has an agreement with Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) to offer students a seamless option for transfer into the bachelor’s degree program in Criminology. Students planning to transfer to ASUJ or another transfer institution should work closely with a North Arkansas College advisor to follow the prescribed selection of courses and other requirements, needed for transfer into a bachelor’s program.


Courses and RequirementsAssociate of Science Criminal Justice Academic Plan


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.