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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

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Speak Up IconDepartment of Criminal Justice
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
12805 Pegasus Drive, Bldg. 80, Suite 311
Orlando, FL 32816-1600

Department office: Health and Public Affairs I (HPA I) - Suite 311  Campus Map

Phone: 407-823-2603
Fax: 407-823-5360


Catherine "Katie" Kaukinen, Ph.D.
HPA I - 311

Criminal Justice Graduate Program Director

Eugene Paoline, III Ph.D.
HPA I - Suite 321

Criminal Justice Graduate Advisor
Mrs. Elexis Ritz
HPA I - 311

Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program Director

Cory Watkins, Ph.D.
HPA I - 330


Criminal Justice Undergraduate Advisor

Ms. Marva Ellington
HPA I - 311

One of the benefits of conducting international fieldwork is the opportunity to become engrossed in a different culture.
— William Moreto,  Assistant Professor
The people I worked with ... put me in every scenario possible and allowed me to experience it first hand.
— Max Thedy,  former student intern who worked with law enforcement rangers in Cape Town, South Africa
I cannot stress enough the importance of the basic research skills and knowledge, combined with an understanding of data analysis for those planning to be leaders in the field of criminal justice.
— Roberto Hugh Potter,  Criminal Justice Department Professor
I would not be in the position I have today if it weren’t for the Criminal Justice Program at UCF.
— Carl Metzger,  M.S. in Criminal Justice, '03; Deputy Chief, University of Central Florida
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