The Department of Criminal Justice offers online education at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels (BA/BS in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Dual Master degree in Public Administration/Criminal Justice, select undergraduate and graduate certificates). UCF Online: Get Started

Although the information contained in this section may be useful for any student taking courses online in the Criminal Justice undergraduate program, it has been designed to focus exclusively on Criminal Justice Online Students who are taking all of their classes online and who have been through the virtual orientation.  Students who are designated as UCF online-only students, must be particularly aware of their own need to navigate the systems, and should pay very close attention to the information that is provided by UCF in the online orientation and through the various information sources.  Ultimately it is the student’s responsibility to enroll in classes when they are able to do so, and to properly read his/her degree audit so that s/he takes the appropriate courses.  Advisors are here to help if it is needed, but material related to which courses meet each required category is available from various sources, and this tab is one of many resources available to provide guidance.

Students who have been admitted into the UCF Online Campus (enrolled through Online@UCF and taken Virtual Orientation) are considered virtual students and will be assigned an “online” major code. That means they may not participate in some campus-based activities, and they are restricted to take only online classes.  There is a slight difference (decrease) in cost for UCF online-only students because those students are not required to pay campus-based fees.

Students who began enrollment at UCF in Fall, 2015 or later, may transfer into that category IF they have ONLY taken online courses to date and they only will take online classes in the future. If a student is an UCF online-only student and wants to participate in campus classes or activities, there is a ONE-TIME option to move out of that category to a campus-based category.  This is a ONE-WAY transfer, and students may not be moved back into UCF Online.

Criminal Justice Degree Requirements

Criminal Justice, B.A./B.S.

Program Type: Online Major

College: College of Health and Public Affairs

Credits Required: 120

Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. The Criminal Justice online undergraduate program provides a comprehensive core course structure, combined with a rich variety of upper-division electives to provide an excellent knowledge base in the field of Criminal Justice. The curriculum is designed (1) to prepare graduates for positions in the field of criminal justice in local, county, state and federal justice agencies, private security organizations, and related fields; and (2) to prepare students for graduate work in criminal justice or related disciplines. Students should plan their major or minor in consultation with an advisor. Online advising for the undergraduate programs is available for students with last names ending in A through M Debra.Ross@ucf.edu and last names ending in N through Z Todd.Bricker@ucf.edu or  (call 407-823-2603 to identify your assigned advisor). See full curriculum requirements: CJ Online BA/BS Requirements.

Criminal Justice, M.S CJ and Dual M.P.A/M.S. CJ

Program Type: Online Major

College: College of Health and Public Affairs

Credits Required: 36/51

Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. The curriculum is designed (1) to prepare graduates for positions in the field of criminal justice in local, county, state and federal justice agencies, private security organizations, and related fields; and (2) prepare students to be grounded in the latest theories and learn how these theories affect each individual or organization within the system.  Online advising for the graduate programs is available through Elexis.Ritz@ucf.edu or call 407-823-2603.

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