A Partnership for Justice
Portland State University’s Division of Criminology & Criminal Justice Crosses the Ocean
Portland, OR – Portland State University’s (PSU) Division of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the Hatfield School of Government has partnered with the National University of Internal Affairs in Kharkov, Ukraine in an effort to diversify the learning environment for students in Ukraine and the US.
Three students, Andrei Kozhevnikov, Olesia Vedmederia and Yuliya Yurevich are taking advantage of Portland State’s unique online American Justice System certificate. PSU’s American Justice System certificate is an intensive study of the justice system from criminal apprehension through correction and punishment.
Brian Renauer, Chair of Criminology & Criminal Justice Division, said, “We are fortunate to have such a user-friendly distance learning model. It enables us to bring the hard work of our staff and faculty to professionals around the world.”
The curriculum that Kozhevnikov, Vedmederia and Yurevich will focus on ranges from Criminology & Criminal Justice to more specific coursework centering on Criminal Law and Legal Reasoning. The goal of the certificate is to prepare students to make an impact in their communities as well as within the Criminal Justice profession. The curriculum itself, as Dr. Renauer pointed out, is designed by faculty and staff actively engaged in shaping criminal justice policy and practice, so students are learning from experienced academics.
Olesia Vedmederia, one of the three Ukrainian online CCJ students said, “Flexibility of the courses is just one aspect that I encountered at PSU. There are a lot of amazing things like the discussions with other students, professors and facilitators and getting feedback and help from them. The program’s courses are ideally constructed without any confusion.”
More information on Portland State University’s American Justice System certificate as well as the online Bachelor of Arts/Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice degree can be found at www.online.ccj.pdx.edu. Enrollment Advisors are also available for questions at 1-866-225-7127.
About Portland State University
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. PSU’s Criminology and Criminal Justice division, part of the Hatfield School of Government, has been awarding bachelor degrees for nearly 40 years. The online learning program enables distance learners to interact with an interesting, passionate group of fellow students and learn with the same distinguished faculty that teach the on-campus program.
Portland State University’s Mission
The mission of Portland State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic qualities of urban life by providing access throughout the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to metropolitan areas. The University conducts research and community service that support a high quality educational environment and reflect issues important to the region. It actively promotes the development of a network of educational institutions to serve the community.