The criminal justice associate degree is designed to prepare students for a career
in the field of criminal justice, e.g. police work, probation/parole or corrections.
In addition, the criminal justice minor is provided for students whose major department
requires a minor.
The Criminal Justice associate degree provides a background for students interested
in a career in the field of criminal justice or a related area. Federal law enforcement,
state and local police work, probation and parole (juvenile and adult), and corrections
are all criminal justice careers. For the student interested in a criminal justice
career, a major in Sociology, Psychology, or Rehabilitation Science will enhance their
credentials for employment in the expanding criminal justice arena.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
Internships and Independent study opportunities
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Students will gain both a theoretical understanding of the criminal justice system
through the required courses while elective courses provide practical knowledge of
various components of the criminal justice system.
This program is designed to give students a broad prospective of the American criminal
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.