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.
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