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 procedures.
  5. Ethical issues in criminal justice.
Get Started
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Club at UVU
  • Online Associate Degree from UVU
  • Financial Crimes Investigation Course
  • The Office of National Security Studies at UVU
  • Join the National Security Society club
  • UVU CJ Facebook page

WHY CHOOSE UVU?


500+

Growing Program

Graduates since 2008 and a 54% graduation increase since 2012

$1.4

Million

TOP-OF-THE-LINE RESOURCES

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.

Faculty

Experienced Faculty

Full-time faculty including Former FBI, defense attorney, local police, and more.

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50%

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
CAPS

Taylor Cabe

Student Highlight: Taylor Cabe

I completed a research project entitled "Sexual Assault While Attending UVU" to help procure funding for an on-campus Victim Advocacy Center. I also presented at UVU to raise awareness about sexual assault. Additionally, I interned at Provo Police Victim Services where I later accepted an employment offer to work for them as a victim advocate.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE?

  • 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