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Criminal Justice, Certificate of Proficiency


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 CC 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts CC (5)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning QL (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra QL (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistic QL (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra QL (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra QL (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries QL (5)  
  An Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher  
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice SS 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

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing CC or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts CC 3
STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics QL 3
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice SS 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

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Students should acquire general knowledge about the criminal justice system, including familiarity with the criminal law, victimization, the adjudication process, corrections options, police-community relations, evidence, ethics and theory.
  2. Students will gather, interpret, and evaluate information in a variety of forms while critiquing a crime scene scenario.
  3. Students will approach complex problems from a diverse perspective while considering alternative solutions when critiquing a crime scene scenario.
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