Criminal Justice

UCC’s completely online Criminal Justice Program will provide you with a learning experience necessary for a successful career in criminal justice and a firm understanding of the workings of law. Criminal Justice is a multi-faceted field, and the Criminal Justice Program provides you with opportunities to acquire and practice desired career skills such as empathy, active listening, and cultural competency to engage in ethical practices that promote human and professional growth, dignity, respect and self-determination. Candidates entering the program should have excellent organizational skills, the ability to work in a team (collaborative) setting, and a genuine desire to help others.

Complete this course 100% online

Why choose this program?
  • Classes are taught by industry professionals
  • Gain competence with high-demand industry skills
  • Career ready for jobs in high-demand positions

Scholarships Available


Degrees & Certificates

>Criminal Justice – A.S. Degree

>Criminal Justice – A.A.S. Degree

> Police Reserve AcademyIn just 9 months, get a certificate and be 10 times more likely to succeed as an officer. Grant covers up to 100% of tuition.

Career Opportunities

SOU Degree Partnership Program

The Associate of Science degree (Criminal Justice) has been developed with the cooperation and support of Southern Oregon University (SOU). The degree is fully articulated with SOU’s Criminology and Criminal Justice program and will allow you to transfer directly as a junior and as a pre-majors in CCJ. See the articulation agreement on the SOU website.


  • “UCC was the stepping stone and pivotal moment that launched me to where I am now. I developed relationships with many officers of all areas of law enforcement disciplines in this community that made a huge difference and encouraged me in my career path.”
    Angela Garcia
    Parole and Probation Officer Supervisor
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More program info

Program description, outcomes and requirements are located in the Course Catalog.

Money for college

Between scholarships, grants, work study, and loans, students like you can qualify for thousands of dollars to help them reach their education goals.