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Criminology Transfer to Southern Oregon University

2018-19 Criminology Transfer to SOU Grad Guide (PDF)

Associate of Science Degree
Major Code: 240101D
Courses for this Program

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 Criminology 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 note that Associate of Science is the only designation that is recorded on their transcripts and printed degrees.

Students should contact the SOU Criminology and 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 CCJ298 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 adviser.

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 by the results of their placement assessment.  In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

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 required 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.

For more information contact the Criminal Justice Department:

Grants Pass or Medford:  541-245-7965
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7965
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711