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

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Spotlights

2021 Graduate School Citation Award Recipient Spotlight

2021 Graduate School Citation Award Recipient

Kathryn was awarded the Academic Excellence In A Degree Program Citation from the Graduate School.

Christina Ledezma, Criminal Justice - Outstanding Master's Thesis Spotlight

Christina Ledezma, Criminal Justice - Outstanding Master's Thesis

Congratulations to Christina for receiving the Graduate Dean's Citation for Outstanding Master's Thesis - Winter 2018!

GVPD RUN-HIDE-FIGHT Spotlight

GVPD RUN-HIDE-FIGHT

The Grand Valley Police Department has created a new safety video to help the campus community respond to urgent situations.

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.

Dr. Christopher Kierkus Shares Perspective During MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research ForumLICY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH FORUM Spotlight

Dr. Christopher Kierkus Shares Perspective During MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research ForumLICY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH FORUM

During this forum, Dr. Christopher Kierkus, professor in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies at GVSU, was able to share his perspective as a panelist.

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News

FORUM Features Dr. Jacquelynn Doyon-Martin, Professor SCCJLS

FORUM Features Dr. Jacquelynn Doyon-Martin, Professor SCCJLS

Titled article Conference on prison education helps guide Grand Valleys degree program.

Dec 12, 2023

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