Portland State University

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Department Website www.pdx.edu/hatfieldschool/criminology-criminal-justice

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a program of study designed to provide students a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice system and society's response to crime. A major goal of the program is to develop understanding of the applied and theoretical aspects of crime and criminal justice. The program provides students with a high degree of flexibility and allows students to tailor the program to match their own career interests. Core coursework consists of classes in the theoretical foundations of criminology and criminal justice, methodology, and criminal justice policy analysis. Students are required to develop a specialization in a substantive area outside th Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In consultation with an adviser, students identify and complete a minimum of four classes, thereby creating a specialty that is unique for each student. Potential specialization fields include public management, political science, urban studies, and geographic information systems. CCJ also offers students the options to gain a graduate certificate in crime analysis with a focus on crime mapping.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Mark Leymon
Graduate Coordinator
Criminology and Criminal Justice
503-725 8070

Degrees Available