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Degrees AS Criminal Justice and Corrections

Criminal Justice and Corrections






The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and Corrections degree will be awarded to students who successfully complete a planned program of collegiate level work that is transferable towards a baccalaureate degree in criminology from Arkansas State University.  It also serves individuals already employed in the fields of criminal justice or corrections who want to further their careers by receiving additional education hours in their field.  




Students completing this degree program successfully will be able to:


  1. Identify and explain the basic structures and functions of the criminal justice system. 
  2. Interpret the basic concepts and functions of criminal law.
  3. Integrate multidisciplinary theories which constitute the basis for understanding criminality and victimization.
  4. Apply constitutional principles that protect the rights of individuals and regulate criminal justice practices and procedures. 
  5. Discuss the importance of social and ethical issues confronting the criminal justice systems. 
  6. Explain the basic theories and concepts of corrections and the ethical issues involved.
  7. Additionally, the graduate will complete the learning outcomes identified within the General Education Component. 







All of the courses listed below

COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1
COMM1313 Communications3
CRIM1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CRIM1053 Introduction to Corrections3
CRIM2001 Overview of Criminal Justice System1
CRIM2253 Criminal Investigations3
CRIM2263 Criminal Evidence and Procedure3
ENGL1013 English Composition I3
ENGL1023 English Composition II3
PHED1002 Concepts of Physical Activity2

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

MATH1203 College Algebra3
MATH1213 Quantitative Literacy3

Requirement: 8 Credits from below

BIOL1004 General Biology and Lab4
PHSC1004 Physical Science and Lab4

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

ENGL2213 World Literature I 3
ENGL2223 World Literature II 3

Requirement: 9 Credits from below

CRIM1033 Introduction to Law Enforcement3
CRIM2233 Criminology3
CRIM2403 Police Community Relations3
SOCI2203 Social Problems 3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

FAMU1003 Fine Arts Music3
FATH1003 Fine Arts Theater3
FAVI1003 Fine Arts Visual3

Requirement: 6 Credits from below

PLSC2003 American National Government 3
PSYC2003 General Psychology 3
SOCI2013 Introduction to Sociology 3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

HIST2003 American History I3
HIST2013 American History II 3

AS Criminal Justice and Corrections

Program Length: 24 months
Credits: 60

CIP Code: 430104

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Mr. David Carpenter
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