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Criminal Justice

Overview

The Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford Criminal Justice program at ASU-Newport provides coursework and credentials for students desiring to advance careers in Law Enforcement, Correctional Systems, and Private Security. The program was named in the Fall of 2017 in honor of Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford. Lieutenant Weatherford was a 15-year veteran of the Newport Police Department and a distinguished alumni of ASU-Newport who was killed in the line of duty in June of 2017.  As exemplified by the legacy of Lieutenant Weatherford, the Criminal Justice Program seeks to provide the highest quality and standard for our students.

Currently, the program culminates in an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The courses in the program are delivered both online and in the traditional classroom to fully meet the needs of today's diverse student population. Students who complete a degree in Criminal Justice have the ability to be employed in law enforcement and many related fields.  Additionally, the Associate of Science in Criminal Justices is fully transferable to several 4-year Bachelor degree programs in the state through 2+2 articulation agreements. This allows our students to complete their first two years at ASUN and seamlessly transfer to a program with one of our many college and university partners.

For current law enforcement officers, ASUN has partnered with the Criminal Justice Institute to offer degrees and certificates in Crime Scene Investigation and a Law Enforcement Administration. To learn more, please visit the Criminal Justice Institute - a campus of the University of Arkansas System or contact one of our ASUN academic advisers. 

Have you found your starting point? Apply to ASU-Newport today.

Criminal Justice
Associate of Science

Length of Program: 2 years

Total Program Cost: $8,300

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

Associate of Science Degree Plan

Criminal Justice Institute - Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Crime Scene Investigation

Length of Program: 2 years

Total Program Cost: $8,300

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

Crime Scene Investigation Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan

Law Enforcement Administration

Length of Program: 2 Years

Total Program Cost: $8,300

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

Law Enforcement Management Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan

Criminal Justice Institute - Technical Certificate Programs
Crime Scene Investigation

Length of Program: 12 Months

Total Program Cost: $6,500

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

Crime Scene Investigation Technical Certificate Degree Plan

Law Enforcement Management

Length of Program: 12 Months

Total Program Cost: $6,500

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

Law Enforcement Management Technical Certificate Degree Plan

Criminal Justice Institute - Certificate of Proficiencies
Crime Scene Investigation

Length of Program: 5 Months

Total Program Cost: $4,500

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

Crime Scene Investigation Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan

Law Enforcement Management

Length of Program: 5 Months

Total Program Cost: $4,500

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

Law Enforcement Management Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan