- Why Criminal Justice
- Student Stories
- Cooperative Work Experience
Why Should You Go Into Criminal Justice?
Oregon law enforcement agencies are facing a growing need to replace large numbers of retiring officers. In addition, the prison industry and areas of law enforcement, such as crime analysis, are predicted to expand in the 21st century. Law enforcement agencies commonly seek candidates who have a minimum of a two-year degree, and many give preference to candidates with four-year degrees. Graduates of the Criminal Justice program can expect to find jobs as probation, law enforcement, and corrections officers. Most law enforcement jobs are in patrol, traffic, and investigation, while probation officers help offenders re-adjust to life in the community.
All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon. For more information go to our Career Coach page.
Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for certificates can be found under Gainful Employment.
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Cooperative Work Experience
The CWE program allows LBCC Criminal Justice majors to earn fully-transferable, lower-division criminal justice college credit for working as interns in relevant organizations. Any publicly-funded or private non-profit agency involved in law, law enforcement or corrections is eligible to host a CWE student. Some law firms and private, for-profit businesses may also qualify. Check with the Criminal Justice Department for further details.
Criminal Justice Program Information
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