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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GVSU Police Academy- Jesse Flores


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Spotlights

CCPS STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS Spotlight

CCPS STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to all CCPS student award recipients! We would like recognize and honor your achievements in academic excellence.

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.

The Latest - Lakers Guiding Lakers Spotlight

The Latest - Lakers Guiding Lakers

This fall, Terrell and Matt Rogers, both GVSU criminal justice students, became the first from their program to intern at Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids (CHAGR).

Alumnus, Capitol Police officer remains focused on law enforcement aspirations amid recent Capitol attacks Spotlight

Alumnus, Capitol Police officer remains focused on law enforcement aspirations amid recent Capitol attacks

Capitol Police Officer Deon Atkins, '15, is earning a master's degree from Grand Valley as he focuses on becoming an FBI special agent.

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!

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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

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