What will I learn?

The Criminal Justice program provides students with extensive knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System, comprised of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will develop the capacity to apply law, social sciences, and sound practices as criminal justice professionals in the public and private sectors. The program also provides students a foundation upon which to pursue advanced education in the criminal justice field.

Criminal Justice Curriculum Summary (27 Credits)

Core Requirements (15 Credits)

CJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Credit(s)
CJ 1300 - Introduction to Corrections 3 Credit(s)
CJ 1330 - Criminal Law 3 Credit(s)
CJ 1340 - Criminal Investigation 3 Credit(s)
CJ 2350 - Laws of Evidence 3 Credit(s)

Criminal Justice Elective (3 Credits)

Select one of the following:

CJ 1350 - Introduction to Forensic Science 3 Credit(s)
CJ 2330 - Juvenile Justice 3 Credit(s)

Select One of the Following Tracks (9 Credits)

Select one discipline track and complete all 9 credits:

Political Science

POLS 1100 - American National Government 3 Credit(s)
POLS 2100 - Introduction to International Relations 3 Credit(s)
POLS 2300 - Introduction to Political Thought 3 Credit(s)


PSY 1010 - General Psychology 3 Credit(s)
PSY 3200 - Psychology of Culture 3 Credit(s)
PSY 3250 - Introduction to Psychology of Gender 3 Credit(s)


SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology 3 Credit(s)
SOC 3000 - Social Inequality and Justice 3 Credit(s)
SOC 3370 - Gender and Society in Global Perspectives 3 Credit(s)

Free Electives (0-12 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (63-64 credits)

Tuition fees
US$20,822.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Southern Utah University,

351 W. University Blvd.,



84720, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Foreign transcripts will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale and must meet a 2.0 minimum GPA requirement. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT minimum score 71; TOEFL paper based minimum score 525; IELTS 6.0.

For international students

Record of courses taken and grades received from each high school, Foreign transcripts will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale and must meet a 2.0 minimum GPA requirement.



iTEP Academic 4.2

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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