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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.
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CONSIDER JOINING THE 47TH CLASS OF GVSU'S POLICE ACADEMY FOR 2021
The GVSU Police Academy is a 16-week intensive program that meets the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) training requirements and prepares students for the Michigan Law Enforcement Licensing Examination. The academy is conducted during the spring and summer semester, April through August. Admission is highly competitive and enrollment is limited.
The GVSU Police Academy's 2020 class.
- Established in 1974
- Conducted on the Allendale campus
- GVSU Police Academy graduates to date = 1,261
- Instructional & support staff = 65 (95% active / former law enforcement)
- Length of program = 16 weeks
- MCOLES mandatory curriculum = 594 hrs. (GVSU enhanced to 681 hrs.)
- GVSU academic credit hours earned = 15 hrs. (CJ 415, 416, 417, 418, & 419)
- Average class size* = 26
- Program completion rate* = 96%
- Licensing exam pass rate* = 100%
- Employment rate* = 81%
* 10-year average
GVSU'S POLICE ACADEMY SUCCESS STORIES
Sergeant Joy Matthews (2006) of the Kent County Sheriff's Department talks about her GVSU Police Academy experience.
This year, the Master's Criminal Justice program is represented in the (virtual) Graduate Showcase by Alyssa McCord and Cassie Merritt.
Looking for part-time on campus employment for the fall and winter? The GVSU Department of Public Safety has an opportunity for you.
Jun 17, 2021
You are already half-way through your first week of remote learning. We thought it would be helpful to provide some additional resources to you. Please see below for both academic and non-academic services and tools.
Mar 19, 2020
On November 15th, graduate assistant, Chase (Sky) Christenson represented the school of criminal justice at Philomena V. Mantella's presidential inauguration by presenting his research on intimate partner violence offenders.
Nov 20, 2019