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Criminal justice faculty member working with students and inmates. Photo taken pre-COVID.

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.

GVSU Alumni are Working in Their Field
Michigan Criminal Justice Jobs in 2019
National Job Growth by 2025

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

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:

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Why Study Criminal Justice at Grand Valley?

Program Details