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Law Enforcement

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

College: College of Liberal Arts & Communication


The Associate of Applied Science degrees in Crime Scene Investigation and Law Enforcement Administration are offered through a partnership agreement between Arkansas State University and the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas. Students must be currently employed by a law enforcement agency to participate in either of these degree programs and be fully admitted to both Arkansas State University—Jonesboro and the Criminal Justice Institute using the admissions process for each institution.

The general education component of the program will be provided by A-State and all students must comply with the state guidelines concerning freshman assessment and course placement in English, Mathematics, and Reading. Courses offered and completed through the Criminal Justice Institute will apply only toward the associate of applied sciences degree and will not be accepted by Arkansas State University as satisfying requirements for any other associate or baccalaureate degree. It is the responsibility of the student to request credit for the Criminal Justice Institute courses and submit the proper documentation prior to or during the student's first enrollment at A-State. Partnership agreement tuition discounts for these programs may be applied at Marked Tree and Paragould locations only.