48 months
20822 USD/year
19822 USD/year
6006 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminal Justice - Forensic Science program at Southern Utah University provides students with extensive knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System, comprised of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. 

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Students will develop the capacity to apply law, social sciences, and sound practices as criminal justice professionals in the public and private sectors. 

The Criminal Justice - Forensic Science program at Southern Utah University  also provides students a foundation upon which to pursue advanced education in the criminal justice field.


Southern Utah University’s criminal justice bachelor’s degree program is an immersion in practical, street-based reality. Unlike many criminal justice programs, at SUU you won’t spend weeks reading about theories of criminal justice, you’ll gain the kind of practical experience you can actually apply in whatever branch of criminal justice you decide to enter. 

On the SUU campus in Cedar City, Utah, there is a fully-functional mock courtroom, crime lab, mock crime scenes, and iPads with the actual software police officers use in their investigations of real crimes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Criminological Theory
  • Ethical Issues in CJ
  • Criminal Justice Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application - pay required $60 application fee (U.S. currency only), $35 for returning students
    • English Proficiency - Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first language is not English
    • Transcripts - Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each high school, college, and university attended must be submitted
    • Passport - Please provide a copy of the photo page of your passport
    • Finances - International students are required to demonstrate that funds are available for the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10411 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9911 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3003 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Cedar City

870 - 1505 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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