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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 bestcolleges.com

Criminal Justice Minor

The Criminal Justice Minor is open to all UCF students.

Interested students are strongly urged to officially declare the minor as early as possible but no later than when they submit their Intent to Graduate form (must be completed the semester before a student intends to graduate).

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all course work used to satisfy the minor. Grades less than "C-" (1.75) are not accepted. Internship or independent study credit cannot be used toward the minor. Credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may not be used as well.

To earn a minor in criminal justice, students take classes in subjects such as:

  • criminal justice system
  • crime in America
  • prosecution and adjudication
  • corrections and penology
  • police and society

See the UCF Undergraduate Catalog for the official requirements for the Criminal Justice Minor.

Application Process

There is no application process per se, rather students declare a minor.

To declare a minor, a student must complete a Minor Declaration form, available online through the student's MyUCF account or at Undergraduate Student Services (HPA II - Suite 115). This form must be signed by the student's advisor and the chair of the department.

Click here for more information about adding a minor.

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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