Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Criminology and Criminal Justice Postbac Online

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Criminology and Criminal Justice Postbaccalaureate Certificate Online Overview

Whether you’re currently a criminal justice professional looking to expand your skillset or just interested in starting a career in criminology and criminal justice, an online postbaccalaureate certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed for you. Learn how the criminal justice system works, from crime prevention and enforcement to the legal system, corrections, rehabilitation, and more. Utilize data and research to examine both crimes and criminal behavior. Explore the factors that create crime and learn effective ways to prevent it.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice Postbaccalaureate Certificate Online: Why PSU?

The fully online Postbac certificate program is awarded by PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, a distinction signaling a quality education. The certificate represents an advanced examination of issues critical for effective leadership in the complex field of criminology and criminal justice.

What can I do with an online postbaccalaureate certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice?

Whether you're new to the field of criminal justice, or an experienced professional seeking to update or expand your knowledge, the online post-bac Criminology and Criminal Justice certificate offer a practical pathway to career development.

Jobs in criminology and criminal justice include police officers, deputies, probation/parole officers, correctional officers, private security, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, magistrates and legal assistants, victim advocates, case managers, federal law enforcement, policy, and crime analysts.

Featured Courses

  • CCJ 300 Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 301 Policing in America
  • CCJ 303 Punishment and Corrections
  • CCJ 320U Theories of Crime & Justice
  • CCJ 330U Crime Control Strategies
  • CCJ 380 Criminal Justice Research
  • CCJ 420 Criminal Law and Legal Reasoning


  • CCJ 301 Policing in America
  • CCJ 303 Punishment and Corrections
  • CCJ 310 American Courts
  • CCJ 370 Women, Crime, and Justice
  • CCJ 390 Crimes of the Powerful
  • CCJ 399 Race and Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 410 Geographic Criminology
  • CCJ 435 Crime, Grime, & Fear
  • CCJ 485 Offender Rehabilitation


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).