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.
50 Prominent Republican National Security Experts Denounce Trump, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, August 10, 2016.
Security Concerns for the Olympic Games in Brazil, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, August 4, 2016.
American Fork Appoints Police Chief from its Own Ranks, Daily Herald, July 28, 2016.
What You Need to Know About the Turkish Military Coup, ABC-4, Good Morning Utah, July 20, 2016.
Chris graduated from UVU in 2013, then went on to graduate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in May of 2016. He then passed the Utah bar in July. He is currently working on Senator Orrin Hatch's Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. and will return to Utah in December to begin a judicial clerkship at the Utah Court of Appeals in January. During law school Chris wrote onto law review and had his note published in the Utah Law Review. He also received two "Best Brief" awards. He and his teammate won the law schools moot court competition and took second in the regional round of the National Moot Court competition.