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Associate of Science Degree in Criminology


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 used.

  • Explicate the various crimes within the penal code and the potential punishments associated with each.

  • Present a detailed explanation of the principles and philosophical structure of Criminal Law and the Rules of Evidence.

  • Evaluate criminological theories of crime causation.

  • Demonstrate developed critical thinking skills, analysis of legitimate academic sources concerning criminal and social justice research.

PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

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 last semester.

 

DEGREE PLANS


 

POSSIBLE TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES WITH AN A.S. IN CRIMINOLOGY

  • Transfer degree to a four-year institution (Pre-law, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate)

 


 

POSSIBLE WORK SETTINGS

  • Federal law enforcement (FBI, DEA, CIA, U.S. Marshalls, etc)

  • Federal government facility

  • Federal prison facility

  • Research facilities


 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

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The B.A. is offered on the ANC campus through online classes, or you can attend the ASU campus for the completion!


 

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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 Doctoral degree?

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.



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