Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Criminology/Criminal Justice 2010-2015

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
CCJ 200

Criminology & Criminal Justice

CJA 112 Intro. to Criminal Justice System- Courts

CCJ 230 Policing in America CJA 111 Intro. to Criminal Justice System- Police 3
CCJ 240 Punishment & Corrections CJA 113 Intro. to Criminal Justice System- Corrections 3
CCJ Elective credits (a maximum of 8 credits at the 100-200 level) Up to 8 credits of CJA courses can transfer as AJ electives 8


All major requirements must be passed with a grade of C or better. Pass grades are not accepted.

Basic computer skills or CS 105 at PSU is the prerequisite for CCJ 340, a required course.

The Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed for students who are interested in studying the causes, prevention, and control of criminal activity. The division's curriculum provides students with a broad base of knowledge about crime, criminals, victims, and the criminal justice system. This includes coverage of theories, programs and research on crime prevention, policing, courts, and corrections within the context of sustainable communities. Examination of these issues occurs at individual, community, and societal levels. Moreover, the curriculum is designed to foster student skills in critical reasoning, problem solving, and written and oral communication.

Criminology and criminal justice is an interdisciplinary major, a fact demonstrated by the diverse backgrounds of our full-time and adjunct faculty. Students graduating from our program have a wide range of choices when they look for employment or post-graduate education. Our graduates work in local and federal law enforcement, in corrections (probation and parole, correctional administration), in human services (offender counseling, victim assistance), and in fields like security and investigation within the business community. Graduates from our program also go on to pursue advanced degrees in such areas as law, criminal justice, psychology, social work, public administration, and urban planning.

Online bachelor degree option  http://online.ccj.pdx.edu/   

Learning Online Is Like Learning in the Classroom—Only Better
You will experience the same first-rate professors and curriculum online as you would in a Portland State classroom. You have access to a high level of education that fits your busy schedule, with creative interaction with your classmates and professors via class Web sites. Online education can actually provide a richer educational experience than the standard classroom lectures and discussions.



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: August 2014