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Quick Facts

  • 445 - Bachelor's degrees in criminal justice awarded in 2015-16
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of new doctoral program in criminal justice
  • 4 - UCF campuses offering a bachelor's degree in criminal justice (Orlando, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Valencia West)
  • 1 - Rank of online undergraduate program by

Admission and Application


Apply online: Undergraduate Application

There are no additional requirements for admission into the undergraduate program in criminal justice beyond admission to UCF. Students in the undergraduate program earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Students wishing to enroll in the undergraduate program must complete a Declaration of Major form indicating their chosen major. This can be completed online through the student's MyUCF account. Click here for more information. The form is also available in the Undergraduate Student Services Office in HPA II - Suite 115.

There is no program-specific application deadline for this degree as it is an open enrollment program. However, students must comply with all UCF and College of Health and Public Affairs procedures and deadlines.


Apply online: Graduate Application

The Department of Criminal Justice offers graduate education in a Criminal Justice doctoral program, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, dual degree Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and 5 graduate level certificate programs. For information on admission requirements and program details, visit the department's program website and the College of Graduate Studies website

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