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.
Following graduation at UVU, I finished my Master's in Global Studies (focusing on issues of Terrorism) and a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Defense from Missouri State University and worked at the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management. Both were great opportunities, but I feel like my education at UVU is what gave me the boost I needed to get where I want in my career. I also graduated from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Academy, receiving credentials as a Special Agent on February 3, 2017.