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Earn an ASU bachelor’s degree without leaving Yuma. Arizona State University and Arizona Western College have established a partnership that will allow you to complete your associate degree at AWC and then pursue your ASU bachelor’s degree through classes delivered at AWC. You can also take advantage of additional cost savings with a reduced ASU tuition rate.
Earn a degree that will help prepare you for a career in law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, private security, court personnel, legal offices or victim advocate agencies. This program introduces you to the fundamental foundations of criminal justice and criminology by preparing you to think critically, contribute to society and enhance public safety. Learn about the causes of crime, the role of criminal justice agencies in the control of crime and the consequences of crime. Study the sociological, psychological, biological and economical explanations for individual crime as well as the differences in crime over time and across neighborhoods, states and countries. Gain an understanding of the history, legal issues and current practices of crime control via police agencies, the court system, prisons, probation and parole.
This degree program is ideal for helping to advance your career in business, government, nonprofit, health care or service industries. Through this interdisciplinary program, you will gain valuable knowledge to become an organizational leader who is well versed in leadership styles, communication strategies, resource management, project management and emerging technologies. It is highly recommended that you complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) prior to applying to this program. Complete the course requirements as outlined in the TAG agreement and the AGEC requirements to transfer up to 75 credit hours from the community college. Then, you can complete this bachelor's degree with 45 ASU credits.
Prepare to become an educator for youth enrolled in grades 6 – 12. You’ll develop a strong theoretical background and gain the requisite teaching knowledge and abilities to successfully teach middle or high school students.