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BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (Online)

Our Criminology and Criminal Justice (Online) program at Portland State University was one of the first fully online criminology and criminal justice bachelor’s degree programs in the United States. Continues to thrive because it was designed around students first, with a commitment to providing all the tools students need to be successful – without ever stepping a foot on campus.

Quick Facts

Part-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $279 per credit
Location: Online


Our Criminology and Criminal Justice (Online) program at Portland State University foster skills that are sought after in the field and that drive hiring and promotion decisions.

Career opportunities can span from politics to business, investigations, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit leadership, and beyond.

Apply your knowledge and skillset to become a leader in whatever area you choose.Jobs in the criminology and criminal justice include police officers, deputies, probation/parole officers, correctional officers, private security, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, magistrates and legal assistants, victim advocates, case managers, federal law enforcement, policy, and crime analysts.


Courses Included

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Policing in America
  • Punishment and Corrections
  • American Courts
  • Theories of Crime & Justice
  • Crime Control Strategies
  • Crime Analysis
  • Criminal Justice Research