Tune in to watch Jason Nelson (BS JCOM Public Relations & Corporate Communication) discussing interviewing skills.
The associate’s 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.
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 program, teaching the basic techniques needed for officers to gain employment with Utah law enforcement agencies.
- Law & Society Area Studies Certificate
- Peace Officer Standard Training
- Interfaith Leadership Certificate
- Global Peacebuilding Certificate
Scholarships & Financial Aid
- Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.