Hatfield School of Government
Among online criminal justice schools, Best Colleges ranked Portland State University Online number 8 in 2011-2012. PSU’s online criminal justice program offers students access to the latest technologies and a broad array of coursework, including criminal justice, political science, and public administration. Our approach to criminal justice has propelled PSU to a top ranking among criminal justice schools in the United States.
With a bachelor’s in criminal justice from one of the nation’s top criminal justice schools, graduates pursue careers in criminology, crime control, crime analysis and prevention, corrections and rehabilitation, private investigation, policing and public administration. Our curriculum delivers the education our students and employers expect from one of the country’s best criminal justice schools.
Students pursuing an online criminal justice degree from PSU learn about crime, criminology, the roles of law enforcement officers and agencies in crime prevention, crime and public policy, criminal psychology, and the root causes of crime. Students choose among coursework that focuses on the entire criminal justice spectrum.
While at one of the nation’s top criminal justice schools, students also study crime and criminals in society, criminal behavior, juvenile and white-collar offenders, repeat offenders and female offenders. In addition, students analyze and map criminal activity, learn how crime affects a geographic area, and see successful strategies for identifying and reducing crime.
Portland State University is one of the best criminal justice schools today largely because our faculty are renowned experts in their fields. Our award-winning faculty members bring their exceptional experiences and insights to the classroom, making PSU one of the top U.S. criminal justice schools.
Just as remarkable are the students who have chosen PSU over other criminal justice schools. They include working law enforcement officers, corrections professionals, policing administrators and criminal justice workers. Our graduates enter the workforce knowing that they’ve trained at one of the most well respected criminal justice schools.
For more information about the School of Criminal Justice at Portland State University, and to learn why, among online criminal justice schools, PSU may be the right career move for you, please download our program brochure or talk to an Enrollment Advisor today!