Utah Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

If you’re a Utah resident interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice, there are 22 colleges and universities that offer criminal justice training programs ranging from certificate programs to master degree programs.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

You can choose from 21 undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees in many areas of study whether you’re interested in working as a sheriff, probation officer, detective or forensic technician.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Aspiring criminal justice students can find scholarship opportunities through the Utah Highway Patrol Association, Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Utah 1033 Foundation. Scholarship opportunities are also offered through some colleges like the Utah State University and Dixie State University.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

According to reports by O*NET, criminal justice specialists working in Utah can expect good job growth from 2012-2022. First-line supervisors of police & detectives should see about 70 new job postings annually, and police & patrol officers should see about 270 while jailers & correctional officers should see 100 new postings each year.

Below are the 2014 average wages in Utah, the predicted employment growth and the national average wages for the criminal justice positions.

  • Lawyers – $101,700 – 27% – $115,000
  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $79,200 – 13% – $115,100
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $67,000 – 18% -$80,900
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $59,500 – 24% – $57,200
  • Criminal investigators & detectives – $59,000 – 13% – $79,900
  • Correctional facility specialists & probation officers – $47,600 – 4% – $49,100
  • Police & patrol officers – $46,600 – 19% – $56,800
  • Forensic science technicians – $45,900 – 17% – $55,400
  • Social workers, all other – $39,400 – 8% – $59,100
  • Jailers & correctional officers –$38,200 – 13% – $39,800
  • Investigators &private detectives – $35,900 – 25% – $44,600

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Utah

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Utah

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Utah

Argosy University-Salt Lake City
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Draper, UT 

Bridgerland Applied Technology College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Logan, UT 

Broadview University-Layton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Layton, UT 

Broadview University-Orem
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Orem, UT 

Broadview University-West Jordan
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


West Jordan, UT 

Dixie State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Saint George, UT 

Eagle Gate College-Layton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Layton, UT 

Eagle Gate College-Murray
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Murray, UT 

Everest College-Salt Lake City


West Valley City, UT 

ITT Technical Institute-Murray
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Murray, UT 

Provo College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Provo, UT 

Salt Lake Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Salt Lake City, UT 

Snow College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ephraim, UT 

Southern Utah University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cedar City, UT 

Strayer University-Utah
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Sandy, UT 

University of Phoenix-Utah Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Salt Lake City, UT 

Utah State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Logan, UT 

Utah Valley University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Orem, UT 

Weber State University
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Ogden, UT