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Criminal Justice in Utah

If you are looking for a criminal justice school in Utah, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of traditional colleges and universities offering well respected and accredited criminal justice programs. If you live in Utah but would prefer to get your criminal justice degree online, click here for a list of the top online schools.

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Utah Background
Utah is the 13th largest state in the United States, but it is the 10th least populated state with a population density of only 34.3 inhabitants per square mile. However, Utah is the fourth fastest-growing state in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates. Most of Utah’s residents live along the Wasatch Front, a metropolitan region in the north-central part of the state containing the cities of Provo, Ogden and Salt Lake City. The state is well known for its Mormon population, and the majority of residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah features beautiful natural diversity and it offers landscapes from sand dunes on barren deserts to lush pine forests in mountain valleys. The state is also a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation activities. There are five popular national state parks, two national recreation areas, seven national monuments, seven national forests and multiple state monuments and parks. In addition, Utah’s winter activities are well known, with several huge ski resorts located in the northern part of the state near Salt Lake City.

Utah’s Outlook for Criminal Justice Employment
There are an abundance of criminal justice jobs in Utah due to the state’s unprecedented growth. Private security is one of the fastest growing job sectors in Utah due to growth and business expansion in the state, and it is projected to grow at an above average rate through 2016. Therefore, private detectives and investigators are among those in high demand. Paralegals and corrections officers are also among the fastest growing occupations in Utah. State agencies such as the Utah Highway Patrol, Department of Public Safety and Utah Department of Corrections hire a substantial number of criminal justice degree graduates. The Federal Government is one of the largest employers in Utah, and offers many positions with agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and Department of Justice.

Available Financial Aid
There are multiple grants and scholarships available to criminal justice students in Utah. Grants include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Utah Education Fund Grant, Higher Education Success Stipend Program, Need Based Tuition Assistance Grant and the TEACH Grant Program. In addition, scholarships are available within educational institutions and through private outside sources.

Utah Criminal Justice Programs:
* – Denotes Online Program Available

Broadview University, Layton, Orem, West Jordan

  • Associate Degree – Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science – Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice*
  • Bachelor Degree – Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science – Paralegal Studies

College of Eastern Utah, Price

  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science – Emergency Management

Davis Applied Technology College, Kaysville

  • Certificate – Emergency Medical Services
  • Certificate – Firefigher
  • Certificate – Law Office Assistant
  • Certificate – Paralegal

Dixie State College of Utah Saint George

  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice

Eagle Gate College, Salt Lake City

  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice*
  • Associate of Science – Paralegal
  • Associate of Science – Paralegal*
  • Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice

Everest College, West Valley City

  • Associate of Applied Science – Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice*
  • Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice

Fortis College, Salt Lake City

  • Certificate – Court Reporting

ITT Technical Institute, Murray

  • Associate of Applied Science – Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science – Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice*

Provo College, Provo

  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice

Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City

  • Certificate – Bail Enforcement
  • Associate of Applied Science – Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science – Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice

Snow College, Ephraim

  • Associate of Applied Science – Criminal Justice Corrections
  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice Corrections

Southern Utah University, Cedar City

  • Associate of Applied Science – Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science – Paralegal / Legal Assistant
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice Forensic Science Emphasis
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice

University of Phoenix, Clearfield, Pleasant Grove, Salt Lake City, St. George

  • AA – Criminal Justice*
  • BS – Criminal Justice Administration: Human Services*
  • BS – Criminal Justice Administration: Management*
  • BS – Criminal Justice Administration*
  • BS – Organizational Security Management*
  • MS – Administration of Justice and Security*

Utah Valley University, Orem

  • Associate of Science – Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science – Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science – Paralegal Studies

Weber State University, Ogden

  • Associate of Science / Associate of Arts – Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science – Criminal Justice

Westminster College, Salt Lake City

  • Bachelor of Science – Justice Studies

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