Associate of Science Degree
Articulated with Southern Oregon University
“The skills and education that is gained in the criminal justice field will only help you be a better person, have a stronger skill set and be a more marketable candidate for whatever path you chose.”Read more ...
UCC's AS degree in Criminal Justice has been developed with the cooperation and support of Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The degree is fully articulated with SOU’s Criminology and Criminal Justice program and allows you to transfer directly as a junior.
The Criminal Justice AS degree program provides practical, hands-on skills needed for successful careers in law enforcement, corrections, investigation, and more. Additionally, students learn how to balance their off-duty lives with the challenges of criminal justice professions. They develop strong communication skills, acquire a broad understanding of case law, legal statutes, and professional standards, and learn how to succeed in diverse environments.
This associate of science degree option transfers to four-year colleges. In particular, it transfers seamlessly to Southern Oregon University in Ashland.
UCC’s Criminal Justice programs are open throughout the year. Students can start any time.
Ready to get started?
It's easy and only requires TWO steps.
Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Criminal Justice program.
If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.
In order to make an informed decision about a career in criminal justice, the link below allows you to view occupational descriptions, employment outlooks, current job openings, wages, employment projections, educational requirements and industries of employment.
Go to www.qualityinfo.org
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High School Students
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Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• In-person, online, and hybrid classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Keith Yori - Contact
Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program