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Criminal Justice Transfer to Southern Oregon University

2020-21 Criminal Justice Transfer to SOU (PDF)*

Associate of Science Degree
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 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 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 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 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.

Course No.
Course Title
CS/CIS__ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 0-2
MTH95 Intermediate Algebra or MTH96 Applied Algebra II or designated placement score 0-4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or designated placement score 0-3
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-9
General Education Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
COMM225 Small Group Communication and Problem-solving or
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
COMM218 Interpersonal Communication
LIB127 Introduction to Academic Research 1
MTH243 Probability and Statistics 4
PSY201 General Psychology I 4
PSY202 General Psychology II 4
WR121 English Composition I 4
WR122 English Composition II or WR227 Technical Writing 4
  Approved humanities electives 1 9-12
  Approved science elective 2 12
  Total General Education Credits 46-49
Required Core Courses
Course No.
Course Title
CJ100 Foundations and Ethics in Criminal Justice 4
CJ110 Introduction to Law Enforcement 4
CJ120 Introduction to the Judicial Process 4
CJ130 Introduction to Corrections 4
CJ200 / SOC244 Introduction to Criminology 4
CJ201 / SOC221 Juvenile Delinquency 4
CJ214 Crime, Justice and Diversity 4
CJ220 Substantive Law and Liability 4
CJ221 Constitutional Criminal Procedure 4
CJ223 Evidence and Trial Process 4
CJ270 Capstone Project in Criminal Justice 4
  Total Core Credits 44
Total Program Credits


1 Approved Humanities Electives
(Complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-12 credits.)  
Course No.
Course Title
ART131 Introduction to Drawing 3
ENG253, ENG254, ENG255 Survey of American Literature 4-4-4
MUS105 Music Appreciation 3
MUS205 History of Jazz 3
MUS206 Introduction to Rock Music 3
MUS208 Film Music 3
MUS264, MUS265, MUS266 History of Rock I, II, III 3-3-3
2 Approved Science Electives
Course No.
Course Title
BI101, BI102, BI103 Introduction to Biology with lab I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI121, BI122 Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II with lab 4-4
BI211, BI212, BI213 General Biology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI231, BI232, BI233 Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
BI234 Microbiology with lab 4
CHEM105 Introductory Organic Chemistry with lab 4
CHEM106 Introductory Biochemistry with lab 4
G101, G102, G103 Introduction to Geology I, II, III with lab 4-4-4
GS104, GS106, GS107, GS108 Physical Science with lab 4-4-4-4


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