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Shape the justice system and protect our communities.

Lawyers, government officials, and officers of the law all play a vital role in maintaining order and delivering justice in our society. If you’re considering joining this critical field, get started on the right track with an online degree from UCF. UCF Online offers students an in-depth exploration of the complex and challenging world of criminal justice, law, and the sciences that play a vital role in maintaining order, protecting our rights, and serving our communities. Learn everything from research methods and statistics to procedures and laws through our pre-law degrees, criminal justice degrees, and forensics degrees. With your online bachelor’s, master’s, or certificate, you can lead the charge in keeping the world safe. Explore your program options and take the next step in your legal career.

Studying Law and Criminal Justice with UCF Online

No matter if you are just starting your career or are searching for a new way to leave an impact on your community, UCF Online has a law or criminal justice program for you. With online classes taught by the same dedicated faculty who teach in face-to-face classrooms, UCF Online gives you the flexibility to study when and where you want without compromising on quality education. If you are early in your educational research journey and unsure what the next steps are, just reach out to one of our dedicated UCF Online coaches who can advise on degree-choice options, admission details, the application process and options available for financing your degree. They can also provide assistance with understanding online pre-law degree options, the best majors for law school, and insight on what it’s like to study law online.

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Legal & Criminal Justice Career Options

UCF Online gives students a choice of options to help them on their path to a fulfilling legal or criminal justice career. If you’re considering a career as a legal assistant, paralegal or attorney, our online Legal Studies, BA/BS provides the foundation for understanding the history, processes and procedures of the legal system. For those advancing their career within the forensics field, UCF Online provides graduate-level programs including a Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Forensic Science, as well as a graduate certificate in Crime Analysis. Explore all of the options available for you to advance your law or criminal justice career with UCF Online.


Time is valuable for all of us, and at UCF Online we believe you shouldn’t have to alter your life in order to advance your legal career through higher education. Whether you work full time, travel often, are a parent, or don’t live close to campus, through UCF Online we bring the ability to study your law or criminal justice degree direct to you.


The best investment you can make is in your future. The impact that you will make with your online legal and criminal justice degree shouldn’t come at great cost to you. That’s why UCF Online offers an affordable alternative to earning a high-quality university degree. Florida residents seeking an online graduate degree can save $42.33 per credit hour. Visit the tuition, fees and scholarships pages for more information.

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Advance your law or criminal justice career today with one of our highly ranked, flexible program options available at UCF Online.

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Contact the UCF Online Connect Center to learn more about the available online programs or for help finding an online degree that works for you.

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Why earn a degree from UCF Online?

Access. Innovation. Impact.

UCF Online is a community of thinkers, helpers and makers who use bold ideas to challenge the ordinary and devise solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems. A great university can unleash the potential to change the world. Listed as one of the most innovative universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020 Guide, UCF specializes in providing high-quality online degree programs for those talented students and working professionals who are unable to physically attend our Orlando main campus or one of our 11 Central Florida locations.