Associate of Applied Science Degree
“The skills and education that is gained in the criminal justice field will only help you be a better person, have a stronger skill set and be a more marketable candidate for whatever path you chose.”Read more ...
The AAS Degree in Criminal Justice is a two-year associate degree that provides a strong basis for employment in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Parole, Probation, Investigation, Detention, Courts, and more.
An Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded upon successful completion of the 90 credit hour requirement.
Students expecting to continue on to attain a bachelor's degree should consider the Criminal Justice: Associate of Science Degree.
Necessary skills to be successful in this field include the ability to work with people face to face, the ability to work through confrontational situations with a peaceful resolution, and strong writing skills. These skills can lead to occupations in law enforcement (such as sheriff’s offices, police departments, FBI, US Marshal, Forest Service law enforcement, etc.), adult parole and probation, juvenile parole and probation, juvenile detention, district attorney’s office, prisons, jails, lock up’s, private security, and department of human services.
There are no minimum requirements to start earning credits towards a degree. Some courses must be taken in sequence and you will need a minimum 2.0 GPA to graduate and attended UCC at least two terms including the final term.
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Other Degrees and Certificates at UCC
- Criminal Justice: AS articulated with SOU
- Police Reserve Academy
- Human Services: AAS
- Human Services: AS articulated with SOU
- Natural Resources-Conservation Law Enforcement-Track 3
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount! You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work-study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work-Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Keith Yori - Contact
Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program