Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement or corrections or for individuals already employed in the field of criminal justice who seek to enhance their educational credentials and strengthen their performance skills. This program is offered completely online. Some Criminal Justice classes may be offered in traditional classroom settings.

Students that are pursuing a career with the Arkansas Department of Corrections may choose to take the Correctional Specialist Courses – CCSP as electives for the Criminal Justice Degree. Internship for CCSP students will be done at the Ouachita River Correctional Facility.

The Associate of Applied Science degree, Technical Certificates, and Certificates of Proficiency are designed for employment purposes, and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in these programs can be transferred to another institution. While some institutions do accept some courses in A.A.S. programs, the general rule is that courses in A.A.S. degrees are not accepted in transfer toward bachelor's degrees unless that degree has been articulated with that specific institution. Students to whom transfer is important should get assurances in writing in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.