Criminal Justice

WOU’s Criminal Justice program is among its top five majors. Students are equipped with a sound scientific background and excellent preparation in content areas in courts, corrections, law enforcement, community crime prevention, youth crime, forensic anthropology, Homeland Security and other options that involve interdisciplinary fields. You’ll also have the option to take some courses online if you like, making criminal justice an incredibly versatile major.

credits required for the Criminal Justice major

students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program

students per class on average in the Criminal Justice program

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of master's degree can be completed as an undergrad at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Explain and analyze the role of each component of the criminal justice field and how they relate to each other
  • Apply basic theories and practices in entry-level positions in criminal justice or related fields
  • Identify and critically examine issues important to criminal justice at the local, state and federal levels

Career opportunities

  • Investigator
  • Victim Advocate
  • Court Counselor
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Parole & Probation Officer
  • Correctional Officer

Faculty

VIVIAN ASEYE DJOKOTOE

Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of WRCJRC, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-8358 | djokotoev@wou.edu | MA 228

MIYUKI ARIMOTO

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-8317 | arimotom@wou.edu | MA 205

JAMES BENTS

NTT Instructor, Criminal Justice Sciences
bentsj@wou.edu

JERIELLE CARTALES

NTT Instructor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-9207 | cartalesj@wou.edu | MA 225

GEORGE CHAMBERLIN

NTT Instructor, Criminal Justice Sciences
chamberling@wou.edu

MICHELLE GALLAGHER

Administrative Program Assistant, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
503-838-8078 | gallaghm@wou.edu | OFF

TERRY GINGERICH

NTT Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-8854 | gingert@wou.edu | MA 201

KEVIN JONES

NTT Instructor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-8733 | jonesk@wou.edu | MA 214

OMAR MELCHOR-AYALA

PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-9219 | ayalao@wou.edu | MA 217

JENNIFER MORENO

NTT Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-9711 | morenoj@wou.edu | MA 204

DAVID MURPHY

NTT Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-8410 | murphyd@wou.edu | MA 213

JENNA ROJAS

NTT Instructor, Criminal Justice Sciences
rojasj@wou.edu

MARI SAKIYAMA

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-751-4215 | sakiyamam@wou.edu | MA 211

TARYN VANDERPYL

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-8356 | vanderpylt@wou.edu | MA 215

MISTY WEITZEL

Professor, Division Chair, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-8520 | weitzelm@wou.edu | MA 203

GREG WILLEFORD

NTT Instructor, Criminal Justice Sciences
503-838-9617 | willefog@wou.edu | MA 224

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8733

E-mail: criminaljustice@wou.edu