This two-year Associate of Science Degree in Criminology is
designed for students interested in transferring to a senior
institution and completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Criminology. The program combines a broad background of
core Criminology courses with a sound liberal arts education.
This degree may be used as the springboard for desired
employment with federal law enforcement agencies such as the
FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF or Federal Probation and parole as well as
pre-law or political ambitions.
*Students should work closely
with their advisor so that their career and academic goals are
paired with the appropriate degree.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Evaluate the purposes and
responsibilities of the numerous criminal justice
practitioners in the ethical operation of a proficient
system of justice.
Analyze the difficulties that arise
within the criminal justice system concerning race, gender,
and socioeconomic status.
Scrutinize the history of the
criminal justice system as well as the current practices
Explicate the various crimes within
the penal code and the potential punishments associated with
Present a detailed explanation of
the principles and philosophical structure of Criminal Law
and the Rules of Evidence.
Evaluate criminological theories of
Demonstrate developed critical
thinking skills, analysis of legitimate academic sources
concerning criminal and social justice research.
Candidates for the Associate of Science degree in Criminology at Arkansas Northeastern College are
required, as a condition of graduation, to participate in the
outcomes assessments conducted by the academic units of the
College, including general education. Students of the Criminology program
is required to
take the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT) during their
POSSIBLE TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES WITH AN A.S. IN CRIMINOLOGY
POSSIBLE WORK SETTINGS
Federal law enforcement (FBI, DEA,
CIA, U.S. Marshalls, etc)
Federal government facility
Federal prison facility
The B.A. is offered on the ANC
campus through online classes, or you can attend the ASU campus
for the completion!
Do you wish to be employed on the federal level?
The A.S. in Criminology is the degree for you; careers on the federal
level require at least a Bachelor's degree and this degree transfers in
its entirety to a four-year institution.
Do you wish to pursue a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or
The A.S. in Criminology includes all the general education courses
required for a Bachelor's degree; the A.A.S. does not.
*For further information, call 870-780-1208.