Frequently Asked Questions

What majors do you offer?

UVU offers an Associate in Science and an Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, Minor in Criminal Justice and Minor in Forensic Science

What is a minor and what can a minor do for me?

A minor is a small grouping of courses in a particular field that is important to developing a broad based knowledge of an academic area in a relatively short period of time as compared to that of doing a second major.

Minors allow you to gain skills in a second area that compliments your main interests in your major. Sometimes, having the right minor can serve as a sort of tiebreaker between you and an otherwise equally qualified competitor for the same job.

How do I change my major?

Our academic advisors can change your major to either Criminal Justice or Forensic Science.  You will want to schedule an appointment to meet with them to change your major, discuss requirements, and get a degree plan.  If you are changing your major away from Criminal Justice or Forensic Science, you will need to meet with the advisor for that major to do so.

Why can't I register for math?

A student must have had a prior math class (or test score) within the last two years. A student must also have a grade of C or higher in the prior Math class to be able to take the next Math class.  If it has been longer than two years since you have completed MAT 1010 or higher, you will need to complete the math refresher workshop in order to register for the next math course.  You will need to speak with a math advisor to get more information, visit http://www.uvu.edu/math/speaktoadvisor.html 

How do I register for the science course and lab?

For courses that have co-requisite labs (such as CHEM 1210 and 1215 or CHEM 3000 and 3005) you are required to register for both the class and the lab in same registration “submit” click. You can do this either by 1) copying both of their CRN number into the registration space, 2) clicking to add both to your "worksheet”, or 3) using advanced search to select all CHEM courses and then select the two at the same time. If you have trouble with this please contact your advisor.

How do I apply for Financial Aid/Scholarships/Grants

To apply for financial aid (loans and grants) and scholarships, please visit www.uvu.edu/financialaid/.  Scholarship deadlines for the upcoming year are due February 1 for all new students.  Once you have applied for financial aid, please check your myuvu email and the financial aid menu to see if there are any requirements that you need to complete to receive your award.

What if I am interested in law school?

We encourage you to meet with the pre-law advisor on campus.  To schedule an appointment with that advisor, please call 801-863-6484.  When applying to law school you must realize that each school has different requirements that students must meet. To get into law school, you must have a Bachelor's degree and taken the LSAT test. You will need to prepare for the LSAT in your junior year. You will want to take the LSAT starting the first semester of your senior year, in order to have results back in time to apply for admissions. Please check out the following website to find more information - http://www.lsac.org/. 

How can I drop my last class?

MyUVU will allow students to drop all but their last class online before the add/drop deadline. The last class can be dropped by contacting one stop at 801-863-4636.  Students will need to fill out a Leave of Absence which can be found inside the student tab in MyUVU.

How do I get an exception to withdraw?

To withdraw after the last day to drop a course, you must have an extenuating circumstance that is preventing you from attending course.  If you have an extenuating circumstance, you will need to meet with your academic advisor to receive the Withdraw Exception Form.  Instructions on how to complete the form will be given then.

How will my courses transfer to/from UVU?

In order to see how a class will transfer to UVU from another college, a student can check the Transfer Articulation database. The Transfer Articulation database can be accessed by logging into UV Link and clicking on the Student Records Menu.

Please be aware that the Transfer Articulation database only shows classes that have been previously transferred. If a course has never been transferred to UVU, it will not show up on the Transfer Articulation database. The Transfer Articulation database can give students a good idea of how classes will be transferred, however, it is not a guarantee.

In order to see how classes will transfer from UVU to another school, students should contact the school that will be receiving the courses.

Who do I contact about internships?

For the Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, students must complete a 3 credit hour internship.  This means that you are working 15 hours a week over the course of the semester in a criminal justice related field.  UVU and the Criminal Justice department have established some relationships with employers within the field.  You can find more information on these internship opportunities online on our internship page.  You may also contact Devan McLain the Internship Coordinator for the College of Aviation and Public Services. 

How do I register for an internship?

Once you have found an internship, you will first need to complete the online internship orientation.  After completing the orientation email your advisor asking for an override for the internship.  Please include your UVID and where you will be completing your internship orientation.

Where do I find add and drop dates, payment dealines, etc?

Go to UVU's homepage: http://www.uvu.edu/. In the search menu type SCHEDULE and then click on the STUDENT TIMETABLE for the correct semester.

What are the graduation deadlines and how do I apply for graduation?

Go to UVU's homepage: http://www.uvu.edu/ and log on to myUVU in the top-right corner. Click on the student tab and under the Registration and Planning, click on Wolverine Track arrow button, in the right hand column. Then follow the directions.

What will I need to know about the possibility of law school?

When applying to Law School you must realize that each school has different requirements that students must meet. To get into Law School, you must have a Bachelor's degree and taken the LSAT test. You can have a Bachelor's degree in anything from Philosophy, Accounting, English, pretty much anything.

A student wants to prepare for the LSAT in his/her Junior year. You will want to take the LSAT starting the first semester of your senior year, in order to have results back in time to apply for admissions.

Please check out the following website to find more information - http://www.lsac.org/.  You can also meet with the pre-law advisor on campus.  To schedule an appointment with that advisor, please call 801-863-6484.

How do I get a federal job? (FBI, CIA, DEA, etc)?

Please visit http://www.federallawenforcement.org/ and http://www.federaljobs.net/law.htm to learn more about law enforcement jobs within the federal government.

I applied for graduation with my Associates degree but I can no longer see the requirements for my Bachelors degree.

Once you have applied for graduation for your Associates degree (or another degree/certificate) the graduation office will change your major to the degree in which you applied for.  That major will be listed until grades are posted for the semester in which you applied and the degree has been posted to your transcript.  Your major will be changed back to the bachelor's degree once the degree has been posted to your transcript.  If you need to see the degree requirements for the Bachelors degree, you can do a "what-if" option found in Wolverine Track.

What is the waitlist and how can I get on it?

If a course you are registering for is full, you may register for the waitlist.  This will place you on a list of students seeking to register in the course.  Each time a student drops from the course, the person at the top of the waitlist will have a chance to enroll.  Go to your detail schedule on MyUVU to view what position you are in on the waitlist.  An email is sent to your UVU email if once you are able to register for the course.  You will have 24 hours to register from the time the emails was sent.  Make sure to check your UVU email daily to ensure you don't miss your registration window.