The Criminal Justice Department at Utah Valley University prepares students for stimulating careers in law enforcement and forensic technology. Our program provides a comprehensive skill set and an understanding of complex issues related to the criminal justice system.
Upon completing a degree in Criminal Justice, students will gain skills and knowledge in:
Graduates since 2008 and a 54% graduation increase since 2012
Hands-on training in a fully equipped state/federal level forensic laboratory
Now offering online instruction and degree in Criminal Justice.
SkillsUSA champions: 3 gold medals in criminal justice, 1 silver medal in criminal justice, and 2 silver medals in crime scene investigations.
Full-time faculty including Former FBI, defense attorney, local police, and more.
50% of all Utah County police officer positions are filled with graduates from our state-certified satellite police academy.
Facts to Know About Terror Watch Lists, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, June 22, 2016.
What the FBI Knew About the Orlando Nightclub Shooting Suspect, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, June 15, 2016.
Utah Expert Not Surprised by Site of Orlando Attack,Fox-13, 4:00 News, June 13, 2016.
The Lasting Danger of ISIS--Inspired Lone Wolves, ABC-4, Midday News, June 13, 2016.
Lasting Danger Behind ISIS-Inspired Lone Wolves, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, June 13, 2016.
Tensions in Russia and Syria Continue to Escalate, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, June 8, 2016.
What You Need to Know About the Situation in Fallujah, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, June 1, 2016.
Adjunct Professor in UVU CJ Department named American Fork Interim Chief of Police, Daily Herald, May 26, 2016.
Is the New Taliban Leader More Likely to Engage in Peace Talks?, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, May 25, 2016.
How to Keep Your Computer Safe From Hackers, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, May 18, 2016.
US Forces Sent to Yemen - What it Means for the US, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, May 11, 2016.
Findings of Afghanistan Hospital Bombing Announced, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, May 4, 2016.
Utah's First Female Enlistee Into the Infantry a UVU Graduate, KCSG, May 3, 2016.
Potential Implications of CENTCOM's MSF Investigation on the ICC's Preliminary Examination of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, Lawfare blog post, April 29, 2016.
UVU Professor Explains Increase in US Troops in Syria, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, April 27, 2016.
What You Need to Know About Belgium Attacks, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, Mar. 23, 2016.
Security Experts, Muslim Community React to Belgium Attacks, Deseret News, Mar. 22, 2016.
Utah Security Officials Say Brussels Attack Will Have Police Agencies Increasing Their Presence, KSL News Radio 102.7FM, Mar. 22, 2016.
Security Experts, Muslim Community React to Belgium Attacks, KSL, Mar. 22, 2016.
I completed a research project entitled "Sexual Assault While Attending UVU" to help procure funding for an on-campus Victim Advocacy Center. I also presented at UVU to raise awareness about sexual assault. Additionally, I interned at Provo Police Victim Services where I later accepted an employment offer to work for them as a victim advocate.