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About Criminal Justice

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

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.

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