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Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

Program

The program is designed for students who are seeking careers in law enforcement or currently are working in the field and seeking advancement. Students have the opportunity to graduate with two-year associate’s degrees in criminal justice administration certificates of proficiency in criminal justice or law enforcement, each of which requires successful completion of three three-credit courses for a total of nine credit hours.

With additional education and-or experience, graduates may pursue careers as Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents; bailiffs, Central Intelligence Agency agents, Coast Guard officers, compliance officers, corrections officers, court clerks, court reporters, crime scene investigators, criminalists, criminologists, customs agents, Drug Enforcement Agency agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, forensic psychologists, forensic scientists, Immigration and Naturalization Service agents, paralegals, private investigators, private security, probation officers, Secret Service agents, or United States Marshals—among many others!

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice Administration

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE   SEM.HR.
ENGL 1113 Composition I 3
PSCI 2003 American Government: National 3
C J 1103 Introduction to Criminal Justice* 3
CSCI 1003 Computers and Information Processing 3
PSYC 2003 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 15
 
SECOND SEMESTER
COURSE   SEM.HR.
ENGL 1123 Composition II 3
PSCI 2013 American Government: State and Local 3
C J 2303 Rules of Criminal Evidence and Procedures 3
  Social Science Elective 3
SPCH 1113 Principles of Speech 3
Semester Total 15
 
THIRD SEMESTER
COURSE SEM.HR.  
HIST 2013 History of U.S. to 1876 3
C J 2403 Criminal Investigation Techniques 3
PSYC 2223 Developmental Psychology 3
C J 2503 Arkansas Criminal Law 3
BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra 3
Semester Total 15
 
FOURTH SEMESTER
COURSE   SEM.HR.
HIST 2023 History of U.S. since 1876 3
C J 2103 Police Administration 3
SOC 2033 Marriage and the Family 3
PSYC 2203 Abnormal Psychology 3
C J 2603 Arkansas Juvenile Law and Procedures 3
Semester Total 15
 
Program Total 60

Basic Studies Requirements

Reading: ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.

Writing: ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.

Math: ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET Intermediate Algebra Skills 43 or above (or) COMPASS 71 or above (or) complete BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra.

Those students whose basic studies scores are below minimum levels must enroll in basic studies courses and may concurrently enroll in program courses with the instructor’s permission. Minimum levels of basic skills must be attained prior to completion of the program.

Certificate of Proficiency - Criminal Justice

This certificate is designed to help students gain entry level experience with the Criminal Justice program. These courses will help the student understand the basics of the criminal justice degree and help them to better understand their role in the judicial system.
COURSE   SEM. HR.
C J 1103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
C J 2503 Arkansas Criminal Law 3
C J 2303 Rules of Criminal Evidence and Procedures 3
Total 9

Certificate of Proficiency - Law Enforcement

This certificate is designed to help students gain entry level experience with Law Enforcement.  These courses will help the student understand the basics of law enforcement and help them to better understand their role in law enforcement.
COURSE   SEM. HR.
C J 2603 Arkansas Juvenile Law and Procedures 3
C J 2403 Criminal Investigation Techniques 3
C J 2403 Police Administration 3
Total 9