What a Degree Will Do For You

As a Criminal Justice graduate, you’ll have the skills to effectively communicate and solve complex problems, critically analyze situations from various angles, and be prepared to advance your career as you contribute and gain experience in your profession. You’ll be versed in the criminal justice system, criminal law and procedure, victimization, adjudication process, corrections options, and police-community relations.


UVU Criminal Justice graduates have been hired at state and federal levels in various roles, including: state highway patrol, corrections officers, court clerks, bailiffs, FBI, DEA, CIA, border patrol agent, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Some graduates have gone on to work for private firms as fraud investigators, claim adjusters, and more specializing in financial crime, investigations, private security, and loss prevention. 

NOTE: Some of these positions may require additional education, specialized training, or additional certifications by local, state, and federal agencies.


Experienced Faculty

Learn from full-time faculty who have worked in the field as former FBI, defense attorneys, municipal police departments, sheriff departments, and more. They bring real-world experience and situations to the classroom that will help you day-one in the field.

Credit for Prior Experience and Education

Credit may be available for work-related experience and prior education. Talk to an advisor and they can help you determine your options and direct you to additional information that can help.

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Online Quality

96% Oversall Satisfaction of Online Instruction

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Working Students

80% of UVU Students are Employed

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First to Attend

38% of UVU Students are the First in Their Family to Go to College.

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Adult Learners Welcome

27% of UVU Students are 25 Years or Older. We've made it our tradition to serve non-traditional students.

UVU Online is Flexible. You can do this.

Designed to fit your busy life, online courses provide you with the flexibility you need. When you're a Wolverine Online, you're a Wolverine. Period. We focus on teaching all students. You'll have access to resources and a team to support you. Before class even begins, you'll have access to tutorials to help you succeed in the online environment. Your online admissions counselor and academic advisor can direct you to additional resources to help you succeed.

UVU Online. Same UVU. Same Degree.

UVU is an open admission, public, non-profit institution with a commitment to student success. You'll earn the same degree earned by traditional on-campus students -- they even look the same! You’ll work with the same experienced full-time faculty and talented part-time professionals who are contributors and practitioners in government and industry. At graduation, we hope you'll consider participating in UVU commencement and convocation ceremonies here on campus.

UVU Online is Affordable.

UVU provides incredible value and offers flat tuition above 12 credits.* Consider taking 'just one more" class to help you maximize your investment and graduate sooner. Nearly half (46%) of UVU students receive some form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. 54% of UVU Bachelor Degree Graduates and 70% of Associate's Degree graduates leave with $0 student debt. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities at UVU may surprise you. You may qualify for federal grants and loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and there are more than 250 different scholarship options available. *Equal tuition payment is available for most students taking between 12 and 18 credit hours. Does not include specialized program fees or graduate programs.

Resources & Services

We're Here to help YOU Succeed. As on online student, you're not alone. You'll have access to UVU resources to support you on your way to your UVU online degree.

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Meet Kameron, your online admission specialist.
He wants to help you become a Wolverine.

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Kameron Barkle

Admissions Counselor

*This degree is offered in a primarily online delivery format, but includes program specific or general education courses that may require students to come to the UVU campus testing center for proctored assessments (quizzes, exams, etc) or use a certified distance testing location.