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Criminal Justice-AAS

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



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
Must make grade of "C" or better in ENG 1003 (Freshman English I) and ENG 1013 (Freshman English II)

Government - 6 hours

Government Department
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
Choose an activity course from PE

Computer Information Systems - 3 hours

Computer Information Systems Department
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I Computer Information Systems
 Students can take another computer course 

Mathematics - 3 hours

Mathematics Department
MATH 1013 Technical Mathematics A, B, C, D, E, J, M and V Mathematics
A student may take a MATH course higher than MATH 1013.  

Life Science - 4 hours

Life Science Department
Choose one course below.
BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science

Physical Science - 4 hours

Physical Science Department
Choose one course below.
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 1013 Introduction to Law Enforcement Criminology
CRIM 2043 Community Relations in the Administration of Justice Criminology
CRIM 2253 Criminal Investigation Criminology
CRIM 2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure Criminology

Electives - 9 hours

Electives Department
Choose three courses below. 
CRIM 1103 Victimology Criminology
CRIM 1123 Criminal Profiling Criminology
CRIM 1113 Ethical Dilemmas Criminology
CRIM CRIM 1163 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice 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
CRIM 2243 Criminalistics Criminology

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