Western Oregon University

Criminal Justice 2012-2014

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Available online or on campus

General Education

Required Courses for Criminal Justice

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
CJ 213 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJA 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice System, Police 3
CJ 252 American Court System CJA 112 Intro to Criminal Justice System, Courts 3
WR 135 English Composition WR 121 & 122 English Composition 8

24 credits of Criminal Justice Electives

CJ elective courses and/or any Social Science or Writing courses

CJA and/or any ATH, EC, GEO, HST, PS, PSY, SOC, or WR 24

There are two parts to the application process. Students must first be admitted to Western Oregon University before beginning the CJ online program. They must also apply to the Criminal Justice program within the first two terms as a WOU student.

Students applying to the program must satisfy the following:

  • Hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution - OR-
  • Have completed 90 quarter credit hours (60 semester hours)
  • Have completed WR 135 College Writing (or equivalent) and received a "B" or above
  • Have a 2.67 GPA on previous coursework


All students must complete the WOU Admissions Application form prior to taking any WOU online courses. Students must also complete the Criminal Justice Program Application, which is due before a student begins their third term of courses. Applications are accepted year-round.

In addition to the departmental requirements listed above, students must also complete coursework for university admission, coursework to satisfy WOU's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, cultural diversity requirement, writing intensive requirement, and graduation requirements outlined for the BS or BA. Meet with a PCC Academic Advisor to develop an effective transfer plan that will meet your individual needs.


PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: September 2013