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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.

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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 Justice 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.

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

Criminal Justice - Associate of Science

Length of Program: 2 years

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 Associate of Science Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Associate of Science Degree Plans

Criminal Justice - TC and CP
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 1 year

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 Technical Certificate Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Technical Certificate Degree Plans

Certificate of Proficiency

Length of Program: 1 semester

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plans

Crime Scene Investigation - Associate of Applied Science

Length of Program: 2 years

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 Crime Scene Investigation AAS Degree Plan

Click here to access previous CSI AAS Degree Plans

Crime Scene Investigation - TC and CP
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 1 year

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 CSI Technical Certificate Degree Plan

Click here to access previous CSI Technical Certificate Degree Plans

Certificate of Proficiency

Length of Program: 1 semester

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 CSI Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan

Click here to access previous CSI Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plans

Law Enforcement Administration - Associate of Applied Science

Length of Program: 2 years

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 Law Enforcement Administration AAS Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Law Enforcement AAS Degree Plans

Law Enforcement Administration - TC and CP
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 1 year

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 Law Enforcement Administration TC Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Law Enforcement Administration TC Degree Plans

Certificate of Proficiency

Length of Program: 1 semester

Campus Availability: Jonesboro, Newport, Online

Course Availability: Fall, Spring & Summer

2021-2022 Law Enforcement Administration CP Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Law Enforcement Administration CP Degree Plans

Beyond ASUN: Additional Education and Licensures

Information Coming Soon! 

Beyond ASUN: Career Options

Below is information on careers in Criminal Justice. 

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Below is information on careers in Crime Scene Investigation. 

Below is more information on careers in Law Enforcement Administration. 

https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1111.00 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-3021.06 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-3051.00 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-1012.00 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-3021.00 https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-1011.00

 

Questions? Email the Office of Career Services at

Beyond ASUN: Transfer and Articulation Agreements

Students who complete an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice at ASUN have the option to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor's degree. ASUN has an articulation agreement in place with Arkansas State University. This means that if you meet all of the academic requirements, your courses from ASUN transfer to A-State! Click here to learn more about the articulation agreement for Criminology. 

Paying for College: Financial Aid Eligibility and Tuition and Fees

Below is more information concerning financial aid eligibility. 

Academic Degree

Title IV (Pell, Loans, FWS, and other federal grants)

ASUN Institutional Scholarships  

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarships 

Private Scholarships 

Certificate of Proficiency

Not Eligible 

Eligible 

TBD

Eligible 

Technical Certificate

Eligible 

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Associate of  Science

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Click here for more information about financial aid and scholarships

If you have questions, please email financialaid@asun.edu . 

Click here to view ASUN's current tuition and fees

Below is an estimate of the total cost of earning an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice.

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