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Criminal Justice, B.S.

Requirements

Students in Criminal Justice may receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement Academy, an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science.

Online Degree Plan

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
  An Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 71 Credits
  CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections Process 3
  CJ 1330 Criminal Law 3
  CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
  CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
  CJ 1390 Introduction to Policing  3
  CJ 2330 Juvenile Justice 3
  CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
  CJ 3270 Criminology 3
  CJ 3300 Victimology 3
  CJ 3400 Drugs and Crime 3
  CJ 4060 Special Problems in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights 3
  CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 4250 Criminal Justice Career Strategies 2
  CJ 470G Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
  CJ 481R Internship 3
  CJ 4880 Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 4990 Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar 3
Complete 15 credits from the following Criminal Justice Electives (9 must be upper-division): 15
  CJ 1800 POST Module I (7.0)  
  CJ 1810 POST Module II (11.0)  
  CJ 2110 Security Management and Loss Prevention (3.0)  
  CJ 290R Law Society (must be taken for a maximum of 2 credits (1.0)  
  CJ 3020 Police Administration (3.0)  
  CJ 3040 Community Policing (3.0)  
  CJ 3060 Corrections in the Community (3.0)  
  CJ 3100 Criminal Profiling (3.0)  
  CJ 3140 Corrections Law (3.0)  
  CJ 3320 Crime and Gender (3.0)  
  CJ 3360 Prisons--Contemporary Issues and Dilemmas (3.0)  
  Other Advisor Approved Electives  
Elective Requirements: 14 Credits
  Complete any 1000 course or higher 14

Graduation Requirements:365体育官方网址

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 or more semester credits with 40 semester credits from 3000- and 4000-level courses.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. Must have a grade of C- or higher in all core and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

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 Track365体育官方网址.

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 Writing OR Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
American Institutions Elec. 3 credits from Option 1 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life OR Personal Health and Wellness 2
Social Science Elective Social Science 3
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Humanities Social Sciences 3
MAT 1030 or MATH 1035 or STAT  1040 or STAT 1045 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Introduction to Statistics or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra 3
Humanities Elective Humanities 3
CJ 1390 Intro to Policing 3
CJ 1330  Criminal Law 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Elective Biology -- 3 credits 3
Physical Science Elective Physical Science 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
CJ 1340 Criminal Investigations 3
CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
3rd Science Elective Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
Fine Arts Elective Fine Arts - 3 credits 3
CJ 1350 Introduction to Forensic Science 3
CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections Process 3
CJ 2330 Juvenile Justice 3
CJ 290R Law Society 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 3400 Drugs and Crime 3
CJ 3270 Criminology 3
CJ 3300 Victimology 3
  CJ Elective - Upper Division 3
  General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights 3
CJ 4200 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CJ 4880 Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ Elective - Upper Division 3
  General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 470G Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
CJ 4250 Criminal Justice Career Strategies 2
CJ 4990 Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar 3
CJ 290R Law Society 1
  CJ Elective - 1000 level or Higher 3
  CJ Elective - Upper Division  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
CJ 481R Internship (OR CJ UD Elective to substitute) 3
CJ 4060 Special Problems in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ Elective - 1000 level or Higher 3
  General Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

Location:

EN 101

Telephone:

365体育官方网址801-863-7230

Email:

CRIMINALJUSTICE@inyectomotriz.com

Web Address:

inyectomotriz.com/criminaljustice/365体育官方网址

Chair:365体育官方网址

Bobbi Kassel

 
 

Mission Statement

Criminal Justice Mission365体育官方网址

365体育官方网址The Criminal Justice program is committed to fostering a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment that provides a broad range of interactive academic and field experiences. An understanding and appreciation of the theory, research, policy and practice of criminal justice, as a unique discipline, will be advanced. The department will promote the development of future professionals who are capable of assuming responsibility for the research, continuing scholarship and administration of the criminal justice system.

Forensic Science Mission365体育官方网址

The Forensic Science program is committed to fostering a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment that provides a broad range of interactive academic and field experiences. An understanding and appreciation of theory, research, policy and practice of forensic science, as a unique discipline, will be advanced. The department will promote the development of future professionals who are capable of assuming responsibility for the research, continuing scholarship and administration of forensic science.

Center for National Security Studies Mission

The Center for National Security Studies (CNSS) is a nonpartisan academic institution for the instruction, analysis, and discussion of the issues related to the field of U.S. national security. The mission of the CNSS is twofold: to promote an interdisciplinary academic environment on campus that critically examines both the theoretical and practical aspects of the national security policy and practice; and to assist students in preparing for public and private sector national security careers through acquisition of subject matter expertise, analytical skills, and practical experience. The CNSS partners with local, regional, national, and international public and private sector organizations to promote this mission.

 
 

Criminal Justice

 
 

Forensic Science
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Law Enforcement
 
 

National Security Studies

 
 

Advisors:365体育官方网址

  • Katy Dollahite, Assists Students with Last Names Beginning – L-Z
  • Office: EN 101b
  • Telephone: 801-863-7748
  • Email: kdollahite@inyectomotriz.com

Faculty

Matthew Duffin(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, J.D., Brigham Young University; LL.M., Military/International Contracts Law, United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School.

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Stott Harston(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



AA, General Studies, American River College; B.A., Political Science, J.D., Brigham Young University.

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Marcy Hehnly(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.S., Criminal Justice, M.S., Human Resource Management, Troy University; Ph.D., Human Services, Cappella University.

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Amie Balle Houghton(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

B.S., Biology; M.F.S., Forensic Science, George Washington University.

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Bobbi Kassel(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Criminal Justice, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instruction Design, University of Utah.

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Richard Los(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.S., M.P.A., Justice Administration, Brigham Young University.

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Gary Naisbitt(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty



B.A., German, Weber State College; Ph.D., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University.

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Melissa Noyes(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Faculty

Department: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

B.S., Criminal Justice, Utah Valley University; J.D., Law, University of LaVerne College of Law.

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Jonathan  Rudd(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, Brigham Young University, J.D., Law, New England School of Law.

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Michael Smidt(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.A., Business Administration, National University; M.S., Strategic Studies, US Army War College; J.D., Law, California Western School of Law; LLM, University of Virginia School of Law.

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Ryan Vogel(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.A., International Affairs, J.D., American University; J.D., LLM, Public International Law, Georgetown University.

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Dan Waddington(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Criminal Justice
Faculty



B.S., Justice Administration, Brigham Young University; M.P.A., California State University; Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Albany.

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Careers

Careers:
For those trained in Criminal Justice, opportunities exist in local, state, federal, and private law enforcement i.e., DEA agent, FBI agent, corrections officer, security officer, private investigator, game law enforcement officer, immigration inspector, Alcohol/Tobacco/Firearms inspector, United States Marshall, Internal Revenue officer, Border Patrol agent, Consumer Safety inspector, and other fields depending on chosen option.

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