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Criminal Justice-AS

The Department of Criminal Justice offers courses leading to the Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degrees and courses leading to a Certificate of Proficiency or Technical Certificate in Community Policing, Science of Criminal Investigations, Law Enforcement, and Wildlife Enforcement.

A baccalaureate program in Criminal Justice is available on the Beebe campus through ASU-Jonesboro. Interested students should contact the criminal justice department or the ASU-Jonesboro program office.

Area of Study

Criminal Justice

Type

AS

Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course.  Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course.  In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 36 hours

English/Communications - 9 hours

English/Communications Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech
ENG 1003 (Freshman English I) and ENG 1013 (Freshman English II) must have a final grade of "C" or better. 

Literature - 3 hours

Literature Department
Choose one course below. 
ENG 2003 World Literature I English
ENG 2013 World Literature II English
PHIL 1103 Introduction to Philosophy Philosophy

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Fine Arts/Humanities Department
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ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
MUS 2503 Fine Arts-Musical Music
THEA 2503 Fine Arts-Theatre Theatre
THEA 2513 Fine Arts-Film Theatre

Government - 3 hours

Government Department
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POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
POSC 2203 State and Local Government Political Science

Psychology/Sociology - 6 hours

Psychology/Sociology Department
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology

Physical Education - 1 hour

Physical Education Department
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Mathematics - 3 hours

Mathematics Department
MATH 1043 Quantitative Literacy Mathematics
A student may take a MATH course higher than MATH 1043.

Life Science - 4 hours

Life Science Department
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BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science

Physical Science - 4 hours

Physical Science Department
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CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 1024 General Chemistry II Chemistry
PHSC 1204 Physical Science Physical Science
PHSC 1304 Earth Science Physical Science
PHYS 2054 General Physics I Physics
PHYS 2064 General Physics II Physics
PHYS 2074 University Physics I Physics
PHYS 2084 University Physics II Physics

Professional Core - 15 hours

Professional Core Department
CRIM 1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice Criminology
CRIM 2253 Criminal Investigation Criminology
CRIM 2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure Criminology
CRIM 2043 Community Relations in the Administration of Justice Criminology
CRIM 1013 Introduction to Law Enforcement Criminology

Electives - 9 hours

Electives Department
Choose three courses below.
CRIM 1113 Ethical Dilemmas Criminology
CRIM CRIM 1163 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Criminology
CRIM 2243 Criminalistics Criminology
CRIM 1103 Victimology Criminology
CRIM 1123 Criminal Profiling Criminology
CRIM 2023 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections Criminology
CRIM 2113 Critical Thinking in Criminal Justice Criminology
CRIM 2313 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Criminology

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