Criminal Justice, B.A., B.S.
Grand Valley criminal justice students focus on crime and violent behavior from viewpoints grounded in the traditional humanities and the social sciences. Although they are schooled in the practical knowledge and skills they will need in the profession, students also receive thorough preparation in the arts and sciences.
Grand Valley's unique combination of practical skills training within the context of a liberal arts education prepares graduates for a wide range of careers. The following degrees are offered to criminal justice majors:
- The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- The Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Minor in Juvenile Justice or Criminal Justice
Visit gvsu.edu/cj for details and additional program offerings.
Why Study Criminal Justice at Grand Valley?
- Grand Valley has one of the largest criminal justice programs in the country and faculty who are nationally recognized for contributions in the discipline.
- Students have the chance to complete an internship in the agency or organization of their choosing.
- Faculty members bring diverse interests and practical experiences in the profession to the classroom.
- There are opportunities to assist faculty with fieldwork, gathering and analyzing data on community issues and programs.
- Grand Valley is known as a leader in the state for police academy training and continually sets the bar for law enforcement education.