Majors & Programs of Study

Criminal Justice - Forensic Science

Whether you’re interested in politics, the law, law enforcement at any level or corrections/probation work, you’ve come to the right place. Graduates of our programs have been admitted to some of the finest law schools in the country, wear badges from many different law enforcement agencies, are employed in government positions, and are engaged in political campaigns. This offers a criminal justice major more science background.


  • Our track-record for placing students in prominent law schools and graduate programs has been outstanding.
  • Law enforcement agencies from all over the Western United States contact us for permission to recruit our students.
  • Our average class size of 28 students allows students and professors to interact on a personal level.
  • Our faculty is a unique mix of advanced and terminally degreed professionals with more than 150 years of combined academic and real-word experience.


Law enforcement at the local, state, regional and or national levels; probation and parole; corrections; youth intervention; politics; government; non-profit and public administration; law; courts; homeland security


In addition to our highly qualified faculty, our department has access to the Utah State Crime Lab and the certified Criminologists in that lab. Our students also benefit from and on-campus crime scene lab and mock courtroom.


  • Honors Societies
  • College Republicans/Democrats
  • VOX: Voices for Change


Alumni Spotlight

Name:David Admire

Class of: JD from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. 1974

Current job: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Southern Utah University

"The only thing more outstanding than the scenery in Southern Utah is the quality, drive and enthusiasm of the students at SUU!"

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