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Criminal Justice, Certificate of Proficiency

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The Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice is available for all UVU students with a particular focus designed to provide high school students an opportunity to obtain a certificate of proficiency with a focus on a Career and Technical Education (CTE) field while still enrolled in high school that will stack into certificates and associate degrees at UVU. This certificate will be available from the University for college students/adults looking for entry-level skills leading to further academic advancement and learn more about the criminal justice field.

Total Program Credits: 15

Discipline Core Requirements: 15 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistic (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  An Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher  
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
  CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 15 credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 4 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

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 Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT  1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or Advance Placement Qualitative Literacy (see Catalog) 3
CJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations  3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 15


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, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department, visit their website.

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement department