Criminal Justice

Associate Degree


The associates degree in Criminal Justice gives students an educational background of the vast criminal justice system. Classes are structured around the fundamentals of criminal law and investigations, forensic science, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Students learn the methods used for discovery, investigation, and apprehension of those committing crimes, the current practices of the courts, through the punishment phase involving corrections using theory and hands-on methodology. The associate’s degree in Criminal Justice requires a total of 60 credit hours. In addition to being earnable through in-person and video broadcast instruction, this degree can also be earned completely through online instruction.

Alumni Advice

Jason Nelson

Tune in to watch Jason Nelson (BS JCOM Public Relations & Corporate Communication) discussing interviewing skills.

The Value of an Inclusive Education

Listen in as several alumni of color reflect on their time at USU and discuss its impact on their careers. Learn from their professional experiences to consider how multicultural education affects students at USU.

Young Alums Panel

Young alums give advice and information about career options post-graduation at our Alumni Lunch Series.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Learn first hand about the origins of the U.S. Criminal Justice system on study abroad trips to England.

POST Academy Training

The USU Eastern Peace Officer Academy is a satellite of the Utah State Peace Officer Standards and Training programteaching the basic techniques needed for officers to gain employment with Utah law enforcement agencies.

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