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Criminal Justice Also available 100% Online

Criminal Justice offers students a wide variety of career paths in such areas as law enforcement, courts, criminalistics (crime labs and investigations), law, juvenile law and corrections.

The degree requires students have a substantial understanding of the criminal justice system in general. It reflects the realities and concerns of society and draws from a wide variety of academic disciplines such as political science, psychology, history and sociology.

The Criminal Justice program is not within its own department but is a part of the Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology department.

This degree will qualify you for employment in the following areas:

  • Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Law Clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Juvenile Detention
  • Park Ranger
  • Evidence Technician

Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a Statewide Campuses advisor to verify program availability.
Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.

If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.
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Locations Offered

Beaver Bicknell
Blanding Brigham City
Castle Dale Cedar City
Cortez Delta
Ephraim Grantsville
Heber City Junction
Kanab Kaysville
Moab Montezuma Creek
Monticello Monument Valley
Nephi Orem
Panguitch Park City
Randolph Richfield
Roosevelt (Uintah Basin) Salt Lake
St George Tooele
Tremonton USU Eastern (Price)
Vernal (Uintah Basin) Wendover