2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2021  
2017-2018 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Criminal Justice, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BS in Criminal Justice

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NPC students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) degree from the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) may complete the first two years (lower-level courses) of the Bachelor’s degree requirements at NPC by completing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice degree and transferring to UAFS to complete the remaining program requirements.

This degree requires a total of 120 semester credit hours, including at least 45 upper-level credit hours completed at UAFS.  NPC students may transfer 75 hours of lower-level courses to UAFS. Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may also need to be taken in addition to the course requirements shown.

UAFS Admissions Requirements
Students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA on all previous coursework to be eligible for admission to UAFS.  Students must also earn at least a grade of “C” in all Criminal Justice courses applied to the BS degree.  

60 Credit Hours Total

See the NPU Transfer Center Coordinator for degree and graduation information.


Additional NPU Transfer Hours

UAFS will accept a maximum of 75 credit hours from NPC:

        21 hours from the General Education Core

        30 hours from the Major Specific Courses

Remaining Courses to be Completed at UAFS

UAFS Courses - 45 Credit Hours Minimum
  Upper-level History of Political Science3 3 credits
  Upper-level Humanities3 3 credits
  Upper-level general electives3 9 credits
CJ 4113 Professionalism and Ethics4 3 credits
  CJ Upper-level electives2 & 4 27 credits



2 These UAFS courses are used to determine major courses in residency.  See Graduation Requirements section of the UAFS Undergraduate Academic Catalog. 

3 Must be UAFS upper-level (3000-4000) courses. Consult with advisor to ensure completion of 45 upper-level hours required for gradation.

4 Must select 27 UAFS upper-level hours in Criminal Justice electives.  Consult with advisor.


UAFS Graduation Requirements
Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate competency in financial literacy by satisfying completion of FIN 1521 Personal Finance Applications (or an approved substitution) with a grade of “C” or better, or by a score of 70% or more on a challenge exam for FIN 1521.

A student’s degree program requirements are those specified in the Catalog in effect at the time the student begins courses at UAFS. Students must meet the above mentioned program requirements and the graduation requirements as indicated by institutional and college policy. The program can be changed only with the approval of the official advisor. If original courses are eliminated, students may be required to meet new curriculum requirements in the degree program. If students are not enrolled for two or more consecutive terms (excluding summer terms), they must re-enter under the program requirements of the current Catalog. Students are responsible for understanding program requirements and changes.

Updated 9/12/2017

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