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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Criminal Justice
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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Admission Requirements

  • An application is required. Minimum major and overall GPA of 3.2 for Admission.
  • Applicant must declare this specific track with the aid of an advisor
  • A grade of "B" (3.0) or better in ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 is required.
  • Students whose major and overall GPA falls below 3.2 out of a possible 4.0 will not be permitted to continue in the track and will be transferred to the Criminal Justice BA/BS degree.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should complete the General Education Program before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • The courses designated in section 1 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and should usually be completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students must complete three (3) Criminal Justice graduate courses (5XXX), each with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better for a total of nine (9) credit hours; courses are selected under the direction of an advisor.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each core course, and have an average overall GPA of 2.0 or better in courses used toward the restricted electives.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1
March 1
September 1
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Commanding Officer Homicide Squad
  • Correctional Officer Sergeant
  • Correctional Supervisor
  • Criminal Justice Professor
  • Criminology Professor
  • Detective Supervisor
  • Penology Professor
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Prison Guard Supervisor

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