2020 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
1600 South College St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

School of Business & Technology
Criminal Justice

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About This Program

“Good intentions are not enough. Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then when you follow your conscience, you will be headed in the right direction.” --U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

The U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Criminal Justice Institute was designed for students who wish to pursue a career in criminal justice as well as students who wish to further their education through a baccalaureate degree in the field of criminology. The mission of Arkansas State University Mountain Home is reflected in the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Criminal Justice Institute, which is to lead through educational opportunities by promoting lifelong learning, an enhanced quality of life, academic accessibility, and diverse experiences.

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is designed to enhance your qualifications for employment in various criminal justice environments such as law enforcement, courts, corrections, public safety, loss prevention, or private protective services or investigations. It should be noted that some positions may require additional academy training and experience. Prior Learning Credit may be awarded to those students who have completed applicable course work at the Arkansas Police Academy.

A.S. vs. A.A.S. If you are wanting to examine criminal justice in depth and would like to continue your studies into criminology or other advanced areas of study, you should consider associate of science (A.S.) If you are ready to get to work in your community the A.A.S. may be all you need. In any case, don’t worry over which degree type, the A.S. and A.A.S. are very similar and almost all classes can count toward either option.

Contact Info

Tim Bentley
Phone: 508-6161
Email: tbentley@asumh.edu

Skills Learned

Criminal Justice System
Evidence collection and investigation
Report writing
Police organization and administration
Community relations

Job Opportunities In

Police officers
Crime scene investigators
Probation officers
Correctional officers
Fish & Game Wardens
Security Guards
Tuition Per Credit Hour
4 Semesters
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Juvenile Delinquency
Criminal Law
Evidence and Procedure
Transferable Degrees & Stackable Credentials
Transferrable degrees are programs of study that allow students to complete general education courses. Many students who intend to transfer to another college/university complete these degree programs.
Stackable Credentials are Technical Certificates that might be “stacked” to meet requirements for a higher-level certificate or degree program like an associate's degree.

Transferable Degrees

Stackable Credentials

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Faculty will be delivering all coursework online through the remainder of the summer.  The Tech Center has a new, improved WiFi service in the parking lot, thanks to Yelcot Communications. Students are encouraged to use this lot instead of the main campus parking lots when completing assignments. 

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Step Up, Reach Back Intern Application

An important part of the Leadership Intern program is service to others. Reaching back after you have been through the program and helping a new member of the program is encouraged. Consider the list of ideas below and mark at least two things you would be willing to do.

Statement of Commitment
By signing this form, I agree to the following:
  1. I will enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  2. I will maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. I will attend orientation, retreat, by-monthly meetings with my mentor(s), and any other required activities on the attached required activities list.
  4. I will participate in planning and executing a leadership event.
  5. I will provide feedback to the mentors.
I confirm that all information on my application is accurate and I give the Women’s Leadership Center permission to verify any information included in this application. My signature below represents an awareness of my commitment and responsibilities to my mentor(s) and the Leadership Intern program.
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