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Criminal Justice, A.S.

Requirements

Students in Criminal Justice may receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement Academy, an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)   
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055  College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 15 Credits
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
  CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
  CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
  CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
Elective Requirements: 10 Credits
  Electives may consist of any Criminal Justice (CJ) course that is not part of the core requirements, Forensic Science (FSCI) or National Security Studies (NSS) courses. 10

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 or more semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Must have a grade of C- or higher in all discipline core and criminal justice elective requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing OR Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
American Institutions Elec. 3 credits from Option 1 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life OR Personal Health and Wellness 2
Social Science Elective Social Science 3
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Humanities Social Sciences 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT  1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 Qualitative Literacy (see Catalog) 3
Humanities Elective Humanities 3
CJ 1390 Intro to Policing (Elective) 3
CJ 1330  Criminal Law 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Elective Biology -- 3 credits 3
Physical Science Elective Physical Science 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
3rd Science Elective Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
Fine Arts Elective Fine Arts 3
CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections Process 3
CJ 2330 Juvenile Justice (Elective) 3
CJ 290R Criminal Justice Lecture Series (Elective) 1
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 60

Department

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

The Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department is in the College of Health and Public Service. To find the most up-to-date information from the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department, visit their website.

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department