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Criminal Justice Transfer to Southern Oregon University

Associate of Science Degree

About the Program

This Associate of Science degree has been developed with the cooperation and support of Southern Oregon University (SOU). The degree is fully articulated with SOU’s Criminal Justice program and allows students to transfer directly to SOU without loss of credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The program offers an excellent balance of criminal justice and liberal education courses that support advanced study in criminal justice.

Students should contact the SOU Criminal Justice Department early in the first year of the program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to SOU. Students transferring to SOU will be required to complete CCJ198 Orientation to the SOU Criminal Justice Major at SOU during the first term. For more information, contact Tanya Blakeley at 541-552-8095 or your RCC advisor.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for criminal justice programs are:

Integrate and apply acquired knowledge and skills related to justice administration systems, crime control policy, theory, law, and technology to effectively manage and control problems related to crime and public safety in jurisdictions of employment.

Work in teams and in collaborative environments with stakeholders in communities of interest to develop solutions to problems of crime and public safety within those communities of interest.

Apply a strong ethic of public service, personal, and professional growth, in their respective roles to include a commitment to apply culturally sensitive strategies of communication and problem-solving in the process.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

A Criminal Justice program advisor must provide advising and approval of a student’s program prior to registration.

Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of criminal justice agencies prior to considering criminal justice fields as a career choice. Conditions such as impaired hearing and/or eyesight, impaired physical agility, or a criminal history may preclude employment in some agencies. Students should discuss their individual circumstances with advisors and determine if any issues might preclude employment in the field.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with a Criminal Justice Department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

90-93

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

0-2

 

 

MTH95

Intermediate Algebra

0-4

MTH96

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

0-3

 

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-9

 

 

Fall

CJ110

Introduction to Law Enforcement

4

 

fall term only

CJ120

Introduction to the Judicial Process

4

 

fall/spring term only

WR121

English Composition I

4

 

 

ART131

Introduction to Drawing (Value)

3-4

 

or any approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary)

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

 

 

Total Credits:

16-17

 

 

Winter

CJ100

Foundations and Ethics in Criminal Justice

4

 

winter term only

CJ220

Substantive Law and Liability

4

 

winter term only

WR122

English Composition II

4

WR227

 

MUS105

Music Appreciation

3-4

 

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Spring

CJ200

Introduction to Criminology

4

SOC244

fall/spring term only

CJ221

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

4

 

spring term only

COMM225

Small Group Communication and Problem-solving

4

COMM111
COMM218

ENG253

Survey of American Literature: Colonial

3-4

 

or approved Humanities transfer course (credit vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Fall

CJ130

Introduction to Corrections

4

 

fall term only

CJ223

Evidence and Trial Process

4

 

fall term only

MTH243

Probability and Statistics

4

 

MTH243R- for non-STEM students (who have not taken MTH95/96)

GS104

Physical Science: Physics

4

 

or approved Science transfer course

GS104L

Physical Science: Physics Lab

0

 

or approved Science transfer course

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Winter

CJ201

Juvenile Delinquency

4

SOC221

winter term only

PSY201

General Psychology I

4

 

 

BI101

Introduction to Biology I

4

 

or approved Science transfer course

BI101L

Introduction to Biology I Lab

0

 

or approved Science transfer course

 

Total Credits:

12

 

 

Spring

CJ214

Crime, Justice and Diversity

4

 

spring term only

CJ270

Capstone Project in Criminal Justice

4

 

 

PSY202

General Psychology II

4

 

 

BI102

Introduction to Biology II

4

 

or approved Science transfer course

BI102L

Introduction to Biology II Lab

0

 

or approved Science transfer course

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Approved Humanities Electives

(complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-12 credits)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ART131

Introduction to Drawing

3

ENG253

Survey of American Literature: Colonial

4

ENG254

Survey of American Literature: 19th Century

4

ENG255

Survey of American Literature: 20th Century

4

MUS105

Music Appreciation

3

MUS205

History of Jazz

3

MUS206

Introduction to Rock Music

3

MUS208

Film Music

3

MUS264

History of Rock I: The Roots of Rock

3

MUS265

History of Rock II: Rock’s Golden Age

3

MUS266

History of Rock III: Heavy Metal to Hip Hop

3

Approved Lab Science Electives

(three courses for a total of 12 credits)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BI101,102,103

Introduction to Biology with lab I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI121,122

Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II w/lab

4-4

BI211,212,213

General Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI231,232,233

Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI234

Microbiology w/lab

4

CHEM105

Introductory Organic Chemistry w/lab

4

CHEM106

Introductory Biochemistry w/lab

4

G101,102,103

Introduction to Geology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

GS104

Physical Science: Physics w/ lab

4

GS107

Physical Science: Astronomy w/ lab

4

GS108

Physical Science: Oceanography w/ lab

4

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.


For more information, contact the Criminal Justice Department.

Criminal Justice Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: criminaljustice@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/criminaljustice
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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