Criminal justice schools in Arkansas prepare students through educational courses for a career in criminal justice. The main goal of most criminal justice programs at Arkansas-area colleges and universities is to provide students with the basic understanding of the judicial and legal systems. Courses in criminology, sociology, psychology, and law enforcement are all offered. Most students who graduate from a criminal justice program secure employment in law enforcement or correctional institutions. Police agencies and correctional facilities often hire recent criminal justice graduates. Degrees are awarded at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree level. Externships provided in the senior year often lead to future employment opportunities.
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