Criminal Justice
AS = Associate of Science | 2 years

Criminal Justice AS = Associate of Science | 2 years
Any student who plans to have a career in the fields of probation, corrections or law enforcement needs to have a strong understanding of the criminal justice system and this 60-hour associate of science program provides just that. Students will learn about juvenile delinquency, corrections, investigations, evidence and more. Students get to investigate a mock crime scene, complete with actors playing the parts of witnesses, suspects, reporters and family members.
Offered On Campus
Not Offered Online
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Arkansas Future Grant

This program is Arkansas Future Grant eligible, which means the grant may cover tuition and fees.

Transfer or Stackable Options

This is a transfer degree for students who plan to major in a criminal justice related field. North Arkansas College has agreements with many four-year institutions to offer students a seamless option for transfer into the bachelor’s degree program in criminology.

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
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