Welcome to the GVSU School of Criminal Justice. As part of the College of Community and Public Service 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 Criminal Justice offers undergraduate degree programs in 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 Criminal Justice 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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November 20, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
During this time students will have the opportunity to hear from faculty about the different career paths available as well as meet an academic advisor from our office. See flier for more information.
April 19, 2018
The first women Chief of Police for Wyoming, Captain Kimberly Koster, a '95 alumna of the GVSU Criminal Justice Program
April 11, 2018
School of Criminal Justice Graduate Assistant Dashay Berry-Purnell presents at Student Scholars Day.
March 29, 2018
Congratulations Dr. Kathleen Bailey!
Congratulations to Christina for receiving the Graduate Dean's Citation for Outstanding Master's Thesis - Winter 2018!
"The professors that I interacted with had a lot of experience and they had a lot of knowledge in the classroom as well. That really inspired me to come back and it also inspired me for the work I'm doing." - Rob Howard, Criminal justice graduate student