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About Portland State University

Portland State University is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. PSU was founded in 1946 to help educate returning World War II veterans, and continues this tradition of adapting to changing social and educational circumstances. It is currently the largest and fastest-growing institution in the Oregon University System.

For the eighth year in a row, Portland State University’s community-based learning curriculum is among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Portland State is ranked among the top public institutions nationally under the section “Choosing a School: Programs to look for” in five categories: Internships, First-year Experience, Senior Capstone, Learning Communities and Service Learning.

Portland State University has also been named a Best Western College by the Princeton Review. This prestigious honor is a reflection of Portland State’s commitment to rigorous curriculum strategy and thorough instruction from world-class faculty.


The online Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree provides rigorous coursework and instruction to students desiring to start or continue their advancement in the Criminal Justice marketplace. You’ll find the degree is an excellent opportunity to advance into a growing and dynamic field.


  • Graduate in just over one year as a full time student
  • Competitively Priced – PSU is an education that is affordable
  • Learn from renowned faculty in the Criminology & Criminal Justice field
  • 100% Online – No campus visits necessary


The Criminology & Criminal Justice field is growing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, career growth for Criminal Justice professionals is expected to increase by nearly 24% by 2012. Earning your degree from PSU now will put you on track to take full advantage of this growth. Additionally, the program curriculum is well-suited for those who are seeking a strong and reputable path to acquiring a master’s degree.

*To be eligible for admission to the PSU online Bachelor’s in Criminology & Criminal Justice program applicants must have 45-quarter credit hours (30 semester hours) of transferable college work.


“Participating in this program has allowed me to improve both professionally and personally. As a police officer, flexibility in my schedule is required. Scheduling issues have in the past made continuing my education very difficult. PSU’s CCJ program has provided me the latitude to successfully manage my law enforcement, personal, and education calendars. The quality of education is not compromised by the distance learning environment, but to the contrary, the courses offered by PSU are relevant and professionally taught by skilled professors."
– Jeff Magnuson, CCJ

“The school is very understanding of full-time workers who are in the program. I’m so glad to be able to make a living and continue my education so that my future can be what I want it to be. I feel in control and am excited to continue my education through this program.”
– Merlyn Samayoa, CCJ