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Juvenile Justice Certificate of Proficiency

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The Certificate of Proficiency in Juvenile Justice provides a strong theoretical and applied foundation for those interested in the American juvenile justice system.  This interdisciplinary program builds upon the basic elements of the American criminal justice system by incorporating coursework from allied social sciences disciplines relevant to juvenile delinquency, juvenile courts, and human dynamics.  

  • Program Admission and Prerequisites: The program is open to all majors and has no special admissions prerequisites or requirements.
  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “C” in all courses counted towards the completion of the certificate (no “C-” or lower grades allowed).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 18-19 credit hours is required for completion of the certificate program.
  • Program Code: 7052CP
  • CIPC: 430110


All advising for the Certificate of Proficiency in Juvenile Justice will be conducted by Criminal Justice Advisors working through the Department of Criminal Justice (801-626-6146).

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the elements of juvenile criminal behavior
  • Identify the differences in criminal procedures and proceedings between adult and juvenile court
  • Demonstrate how other criminal justice and liberal arts fields intersect with the juvenile justice system

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