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Studying Criminal Justice at Weber State

Weber State's criminal justice program prepares students to address the challenges associated with law and justice in a complex and diverse society. A degree in criminal justice provides a foundation to pursue careers in a variety of fields such as law enforcement, courts, corrections, the private sector, and academic research and teaching.

Criminal Justice Highlights

Many of our faculty members have hands-on experience in the field and bring this expertise to the classroom to provide you with real-life examples when teaching.

Our program offers a concentration in crime scene investigation, focusing on the skills needed for the collection, documentation and preservation of evidence.  


Beyond the Classroom

The criminal justice program has field-placement internships for juniors and seniors, allowing you to gain real-world experience with a criminal justice agency before graduation.


Cooper Maher

Class of 2016 (AS), 2017 (BS) and 2019 (MS)

"Pursuing my master’s degree at Weber State University has prepared me for both my current career serving as a county-level corrections employee, and has put me on a path to future success in pursuing further graduate-level education in the field of criminal justice."

What You’ll Learn at Weber

While earning your degree in criminal justice, you will study ethics and examine the complex components and functions of the American justice system.

Courses give you a strong foundation in:

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Court systems
  • Criminal law
  • Constitutional rights
  • Victim and offender social issues

The crime scene investigation concentration builds skills in forensics, crime scene photography, and finger- and palm-print collection and analysis.

What You Can Do After Weber

A degree in criminal justice from Weber State University prepares you for a career working with local, state and federal agencies in the field or in the office. You are also prepared to continue studies in criminal justice, public administration and law.

Potential job titles include, but are not limited to:

  • Police officer
  • Correctional officer
  • Drug enforcement agent
  • Federal agent
  • Probation officer
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Evidence technician

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for criminal justice graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more... 

Faculty Perspective


This program provides you with a well-rounded education that will prepare you to work in the criminal justice field. Students are exposed to a variety of different career options and have access to engaged and supportive instructors who want to help you succeed!

Molly Sween


We provide students with an overview of the criminal justice system from a social science perspective. You'll learn about how the system works, including policing, the courts and corrections. You'll study leading theories of crime and victimization, gain an understanding of how criminal justice and criminological research is done and learn about the law as it applies to criminal justice.

Brad Reyns