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Thank you for accessing the Department of Criminal Justice Advising page. We're dedicated to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals! To this end, take a moment to review the following resources and should you have any questions or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the academic advisors listed below.

Are you lost? Totally confused about where to even start?  Please send your name, W# and a general description of the help you need to and we will get the right person to help you.

General Education (GE) Academic Advising

College General Education (GE) Academic Advisors

The Criminal Justice advisors help you with questions pertaining to the Criminal Justice program and curriculum. All other general advising questions (general education, registration holds, financial aid plans, new student orientation, first semester schedule, bounce back program, etc.) should be directed to the College Academic General Education (GE) Advisors.

For those who still have general education courses to complete, please contact a CSBS General Education Advisor at 801-626-7809 or make an online appointment.


Criminal Justice Academic Advising

New Students

After completing orientation, contact the CSBS advisors for assistance with your major and first semester schedule.

Current Students

If you are making sufficient progress toward your criminal justice degree and need some program specific advising, please schedule an advising appointment below using the advisor's direct link.

Prospective Students

Please make an appointment with the advisor listed below through Starfish if you are a registered prospective student.  If you are not registered, please call 801-626-6146 or email

General CJ Advising

Dr. Mark Denniston
General criminal justice and pre-law advising
Phone: 801-626-6085

If you are making a pre-law advising appointment, please fill out the Pre-Law Interest Survey.

Dr. Denniston’s advising hours for Spring 2023 semester are MWF from 8:00-9:00 am or MW from 1:00-3:00 pm by appointment only. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Denniston.

Jean Kapenda
SLCC Miller Campus - Criminal justice advising
By appointment and via Zoom  
Phone: 801-957-5430
To schedule a meeting with Prof. Kapenda, email him at and he will schedule a Zoom meeting with you.
Ogden Campus: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:50 am to 12:30 pm; Room LH 317. Email him to schedule an appointment

Professor Michelle Jeffs
Pre-law and internship advising
Phone: 801-626-8158

To schedule a meeting with Prof. Jeffs, email her at

Dr. Molly Sween
Department Chair related advising like course articulation/exception questions, transfer students, students needing to fill out POST credit or POSCAR/G paperwork
Phone: 801-626-7293

Dr. Sween’s advising hours for Spring 2023 semester are Tu/Th from 1:30-2:30 pm by appointment only. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sween.

Forensic Science Advising

Mitch Pilkington
CSI and forensic science advising
Phone: 801-430-6784

Email to schedule an appointment.