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 procedure
  5. Ethical issues in criminal justice

Get StartedProgram Learning Outcomes

  • Online Bachelor's Degree
  • New Forensic Crime Scene House at UVU
  • Social Innovation Challenge
  • UVU wins 5 medals at skillsusa!
  • Gallup poll says respect for police near all-time high.
  • Learn about our Master of Public Service
  • National Security Events
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Club at UVU
  • Financial Crimes Investigation Course
  • Center for National Security Studies
  • 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 DEgree 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.

Forensic Science
Police Academy
National Security Studies

 Benjamin Littl


Alumni Highlight - Benjamin Little

I graduated from UVU in the spring of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science as well as an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  I currently work as a Latent Print Examiner for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.  The degree I earned from UVU was instrumental in getting into my current position.  My education has aided me as I have testified in court, conducted latent print comparisons, and used a variety of techniques to develop fingerprints on evidence collected from crime scenes.

More Highlights


  • ATF Agent
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Correctional Case Manager
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Perception 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
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • NSA Police
  • Park Ranger
  • Parole Officer
  • Prison Guard
  • Prison Warden
  • Special Function Officer
  • US Postal Inspector
  • Victim Advocate
  • Victim Services Coordinator