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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

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.
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BIOL 1013 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology for Non-Healthcare Majors
  BIOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
CIS 1053 Computer Essentials
COMM 1203 Oral Communication
ENG 1003 Composition I
ORT 1001 First Year Experience for Funeral Science
Admission acceptance status made at application due date is contingent on final grades.
Important Disclosures about the Program and the Funeral Service Industry
I understand the program has a specific course rotation that I am required to follow each semester.
I understand that all Funeral Science Education curriculum course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
I understand that I must maintain a 2.5 GPA and will only be allowed to retake courses from which I withdrew or failed in the first semester upon admission to the program.
I understand that I am responsible for any costs associated with the program including field trips and Training Camp.
I understand that it is my responsibility to know the licensing requirements for any state in which I intend to practice.
I understand that students who have previously been convicted of a crime may be restricted from certain clinical facilities and may be ineligible for some state licenses.
I understand that students who have a physical disability should contact the state in which he/she plans to seek licensure to determine if the disability will affect licensure.
I understand that a current driver’s license is required prior to enrolling in a clinical or practicum course.
I have read and understand the program dismissal policies contained within the Funeral Science Student Handbook.

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