CCJ students learn in the classroom, online, and in the community at criminal justice agencies through internships and other community-based learning opportunities. The close knit faculty provide mentorship and advising for CCJ students, and tailor this experience around each individual’s interests and career path.
The Criminology & Criminal Justice Department taught its first classes in 1966 and officially became a department in 1967. Over time the CCJ Department has evolved and responds to trends in the criminal justice profession as well as the needs of students and the community.
Faculty members in the CCJ Department are committed to providing a high quality education for all students who take CCJ courses and participate in events sponsored by the CCJ Department. A quality education is provided by faculty members with diverse experiences from the core areas of the criminal justice system (police, law/courts and corrections) and a strong academic foundation in criminology theory, research and policy.
The Criminology & Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to provide students with a high quality education that will prepare them for careers in the criminal justice system at local, state and national levels. Students are advised and mentored by CCJ faculty members who respond to unique student interests and career paths. An exceptional academic experience including academic advising is extended to distance learners who finish their degrees in our online degree completion program. The CCJ Department has rigorous expectations for students that are clearly communicated in knowledge, skill and dispositional outcomes. Faculty members have carefully designed a curriculum and advising strategy that maximizes student learning and potential for success in the criminal justice field. The CCJ curriculum includes required courses in each of the core areas of the criminal justice system (police, law/courts and corrections) as well as criminology theory, research, policy and juvenile delinquency.
Required courses prepare students to meet the knowledge and skill outcomes that have been developed by CCJ faculty members and elective courses round out the individualized academic experience for each student. Students learn in the classroom, online and in criminal justice agencies through internships and other community-based learning opportunities.
Contact the Criminal Justice Program
SOU Criminal Justice Program
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520 541.552.8288