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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program can help prepare students to meet the requirements for employment in the highly competitive field of law enforcement and corrections. The program is designed to help students gain critical thinking and communication skills that will make you a competitive candidate for an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement.

Students interested in a two-year degree should pursue the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students interested in transferring and completing a four-year degree should consider the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree. LBCC also offers a track within the Associate of Science degree in Sociology for students interested in transferring into the Crime and Justice option of the Sociology program at Oregon State University.

The program also offers a One-Year Certificate in Juvenile Corrections. Students should speak with an advisor as soon as possible to make sure they are on the right educational track.