Social & Behavioral Sciences

Start your college career studying history, philosophy or anthropology, or learn career-focused degrees in criminal justice and social work.
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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Start your criminal justice degree off with high-quality, affordable classes.

Degrees for Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice, A.A.S.
  • Criminal Justice, C.P.
  • Criminal Justice, A.A.S. for transfer to University of Arkansas at Fort Smith B.S. in criminal justice
  • Criminal Justice, T.C.
The criminal justice program, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, provides the general education courses for these degrees free of charge to active law enforcement in Garland County.

Degrees and Certificates for Active Law Enforcement

  • Crime Scene Investigation
    • CJI Crime Scene Investigation, A.A.S.
    • CJI Crime Scene Investigation, C.P.
    • CJI Crime Scene Investigation, T.C.
  • Law Enforcement Administration
    • CJI Law Enforcement Administration, A.A.S.
    • CJI Law Enforcement Administration, C.P.
    • CJI Law Enforcement Administration, T.C.

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$35,780

 

$105,230

Job Outlook

7%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Police Officer   |   Deputy Officer   |   State Police Trooper   |   Court Clerk   |   Detention Officer   |   Juvenile Detention Officer   |   Corrections Officer   |   Rehabilitation Specialist   |   911 Operator

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Start a fulfilling career in the social sciences at NPC.

Degrees for Social Sciences

  • Anthropology, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.S. in anthropology
  • Geography – Geospatial Technology, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.S. in geography – geospatial technology
  • Geography, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.S. in geography
  • Geology, A.S.-STEM for transfer to University of Arkansas at Little Rock B.S. in geology
  • Geology, A.S.-STEM for transfer to University of Arkansas at Little Rock B.S. in geology – environmental geology concentration
  • History, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.A. in history
  • History, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.S. in history
  • Psychology, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.S. in psychology
  • Sociology, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.S. in sociology
  • Social Work, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Arkansas at Little Rock B.S.W.

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$41,220

 

$127,510

Job Outlook

14%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Anthropologist   |   Psychologist

Addiction Studies

Addiction Studies

Get a head start on a degree in addiction studies with credits transferable to University of Central Arkansas’s Bachelor of Science.

Degrees for Addiction Studies Program

  • Addiction Studies, A.S.-L.A.S. for transfer to University of Central Arkansas B.S. in addiction studies

Salary in AR*

Entry

Median

Experienced

$34,730

 

$76,380

Job Outlook

37%
Growth

in AR by 2026

Opportunities

Addiction Therapist   |   
Case Manager

Follow your passion for social behavioral sciences.