Learn more about the exciting options available to you through the Criminal Justice Department at Western Oregon University!

Criminal Justice Department


Mark your calendar to attend the Criminal Justice Careers Day on March 2, 2015 !


Western Oregon University allows you to pursue your degree online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format.  The combination of a strong liberal arts curriculum with a rigorous set of core classes and specialized elective coursework in law enforcement, corrections and community crime prevention makes each of these five criminal justice degree and certificate programs unique and exciting.


Degrees & Programs

Career Opportunities

A degree in Criminal Justice will prepare students with a broad foundation of social science and it’s application to understanding crime. In addition to several other careers, here are a few examples of what our degree will prepare you for:

  • Law School
  • Graduate School
  • Residential Treatment Specialist
  • Investigators
  • Victim Advocates
  • Court Counselors
  • Youth Program Workers
  • Community Service Coordinators & Officers
  • Law Enforcement, Parole & Probation, Correctional Officers
  • Victim/Offender Mediators

Position Openings

Check out the Service Learning and Career Development website for more information on current job openings in the field of Criminal Justice.

Distance Students

Notice to out-of-state students: Western Oregon University is unable to accept new distance students residing in the states of Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota at this time. Distance students in some states may face other restrictions regarding program admission and activity. Visit our State Authorization page to learn more.


Additional Questions?

Carla Menear: CJ Program Support



Dr. Vivian Djokotoe: CJ Department Head


Graduate Programs


(503) 838-8597