If you live in the state of Arkansas and are considering a career as a corrections officer, then you’ll be extremely happy to know that this state is far from lacking in related educational opportunities! There is no “right” way to become a corrections officer in the state, or one specific educational program that you have to follow.

In fact, you have quite a bit of choice when it comes to choosing a degree and a program level, so it’s really just a matter of finding a related area that you are interested in and that feels right to you.

Since there are so many great schools in the state, the only problem you should really have is deciding which one to attend!

Popular choices in the state include Arkansas Northeastern College, located in Blytheville, which offers an associate’s degree program in general criminal justice; Arkansas State University, offering associate’s degree programs in criminal scene investigations, law enforcement, and law enforcement administration, as well as bachelor’s degree programs in criminology and forensic science, and also a master’s degree program in general criminal justice.

Arkansas State University at Beebe, offering associate’s degrees in crime scene investigation, general criminal justice, and law enforcement administration, a bachelor of arts in criminology, and certificate programs in crime scene investigation, law enforcement administration, corrections, crime scene investigation, forensics, law enforcement, and wildlife enforcement.

Arkansas State University at Mountain Home, which has an associate’s degree program in forensics; Arkansas Technical University, located in Russellville, which has an associate’s degree program in general criminal justice.

Black River Technical College, in Pocahontas, which has associate’s degree programs in crime scene investigation, criminal justice, and law enforcement administration, as well as certificate programs in crime scene investigation, law enforcement administration, and basic police training.

East Arkansas Community College, in Forest City, offering an associate’s degree, and two certificate programs in general criminal justice; Harding University, in Searcy, with a bachelor’s degree program in general criminal justice; ITT Technical Institute, in Little Rock, which has an online associate’s degree program in criminal justice, as well as a traditional bachelor’s degree program in the same; National Park Community College, in Hot Springs, with an associate’s degree program in criminal justice.

Northwest Arkansas Community College, in Bentonville, with associate’s degree programs in forensic sciences, law enforcement, prevention and corrections, homeland security, and emergency management; Ouachita Technical College, in Malvern, with both an associate’s degree program and a certificate program in criminal justice; Ozarka College, in Melbourne, with an associate’s degree program in criminal justice leadership.

Pulaski Technical College, in North Little Rock, with an associate’s degree program in crime scene investigation; Remington College, in Little Rock, with an online associate’s and bachelor’s degree program in general criminal justice.

SouthArk Community College, in El Dorado, with a certificate program in criminal justice; and Southeastern Arkansas College, located in Pine Bluff, with associate’s degree programs in crime scene investigation and criminal justice technology. These, however, are just a few of many choices.