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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
Phone: 801-626-6085

Dr. Denniston’s advising hours for Fall 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.

Professor Michelle Jeffs
Pre-law, Victim Advocacy & Juvenile Justice Certificates, and Internship advising
Phone: 801-626-8158

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

Professors Jeffs advising hours for Fall 2023 semester are M/W from 9:30-11:00 am (in office) and 1:00-2:00 pm (by zoom).  By appointment only.  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

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sween, please reach out to the CJ Department Administrative Specialist, Shellie Weeks ( to schedule an appointment. When requesting an appointment with Dr. Sween, please specify the reason for the meeting and your meeting preference (i.e. face-to-face, telephone, or zoom meeting) so that Shellie can work with Dr. Sween to find you the earliest available time

Forensic Science Advising

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

Schedule an appointment with Mitch Pilkington