Criminal Justice at UVU

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.

Program/Degree Objectives

Upon completing a degree in Criminal Justice, students will gain skills and knowledge in:

  1. Interviewing witnesses and suspects.
  2. Crime scene processing.
  3. Patrol and basic field procedures.
  4. Criminal laws and procedures.
  5. Ethical issues in criminal justice.
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  • Alpha Phi Sigma Club at UVU
  • Online Associate Degree from UVU
  • Financial Crimes Investigation Course
  • The Office of National Security Studies at UVU
  • Join the National Security Society club
  • UVU CJ Facebook page



Growing Program

Graduates since 2008 and a 54% graduation increase since 2012




Hands-on training in a fully equipped state/federal level forensic laboratory

Earn A Dregree Online

Now offering online instruction and degree in Criminal Justice.

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National Recognition

SkillsUSA champions: 3 gold medals in criminal justice, 1 silver medal in criminal justice, and 2 silver medals in crime scene investigations.


Experienced Faculty

Full-time faculty including Former FBI, defense attorney, local police, and more.

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Career Success

50% of all Utah County police officer positions are filled with graduates from our state-certified satellite police academy.

Highlight: Josie Ford

Josie FordI am a first generation college graduate. In high school I had my parents there pushing me along and making sure I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Being a first generation college graduate means that I have to push and motivate myself because it is no longer the responsibility of my parents to keep me in school. Learning to be self-motivated has been one of the biggest lessons and achievements to me. Now I feel like I can completely rely on myself because I know I am capable of getting anything done that I want or need to.

More Highlights


  • ATF Agent
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Correctional Case Manager
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Precention Specialist
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Criminalist
  • Customs Agent
  • Evidence Technician
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Gang Investigator
  • Homeland Security Careers
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • IRS Special Agent
  • K9 Officer
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • NSA Police
  • Park Ranger
  • Parole Officer
  • Prison Guard
  • Prison Warden
  • US Postal Inspector