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Certificate in Criminal Behavior

Program Details

Portland State University offers a Criminal Behavior Certificate that is well suited for individuals who wish to gain an understanding of the causes of crime and what motivates criminal behavior. Graduates who earn this certificate have the potential to enjoy rewarding careers as criminology or criminal justice professionals.


  • Some prior college work required
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA 
  • Completion of college-level writing prerequisite

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities