Welcome to GVSU School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies.  As part of the College of Education and Community Innovation at Grand Valley State University we are focused on increasing the understanding of justice based issues for students, practitioners, policymakers and community members.  The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies offers undergraduate degree programs in criminology, criminal justice and legal studies; graduate degree in criminal justice; special certification program in our police academy and military basic training academy; paralegal studies certificate.  

The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies faculty consists of full-time faculty and part-time adjunct faculty members providing local, regional, national, and global perspectives of  crime and justice issues in the classroom and through their scholarship.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs


Criminal Justice (B.A., B.S.)

Legal Studies (B.A., B.S.)

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Minors and Certificates

Criminal Justice

Information Security Systems

Juvenile Justice

Legal Studies

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Police Academy

Click image to learn more

video of jesse flores talking about police academy

GVSU Police Academy- Jesse Flores


Helpful Tools


Spotlights

Jon Gale, of Twin Lake, is the chief of police for Norton Shores Spotlight

Jon Gale, of Twin Lake, is the chief of police for Norton Shores

Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions / Governor's Traffic Safety Advisory Commission

Dr. Jaclyn Cwick - The Inside Out Prison Exchange Program Spotlight

Dr. Jaclyn Cwick - The Inside Out Prison Exchange Program

This month's #CCPSCommunityConnections segment on The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin featured Dr. Jaclyn Cwick, assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at #GVSU.

2021 Graduate School Citation Award Recipient Spotlight

2021 Graduate School Citation Award Recipient

Melissa was awarded the 2021 Excellence In Service To The Community & Profession Citation from the Graduate School.

2020-21 Graduate Dean Citation Awards Spotlight

2020-21 Graduate Dean Citation Awards

The School of Criminal Justice would like to congratulate two of our MCJ Graduate Students on earning Graduate Dean Citation Awards for the 2020-21 academic year.

Graduate Showcase 2021 Spotlight

Graduate Showcase 2021

This year, the Master's Criminal Justice program is represented in the (virtual) Graduate Showcase by Alyssa McCord and Cassie Merritt.

View More Spotlights

News

Dr. Carrie Buist - Fox 17 News Interview - GVSU & MSP CJ 380: Cold Case Investigation

Dr. Carrie Buist - Fox 17 News Interview - GVSU & MSP CJ 380: Cold Case Investigation

GVSU joins WMU in partnering with MSP to solve cold cases Michigan State Police have 200 cold cases across the state, and more than 25 in GVSU's district By: Max Goldwasser - Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 12, 2022 and last updated 6:06 PM, Apr 12, 2022

Apr 13, 2022

View More News

CECI Footer



Page last modified December 5, 2022