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  • 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



  • First-Generation Graduate Is Prepared to Fly High

    May 1, 2017

    Just days after earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and completing the United States Air Force ROTC program at UCF, Brandon Hanner will be commissioned into the U.S. Air Force and shortly thereafter begin pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.

  • ASIS Local Chapter Awards Scholarships

    February 2, 2017

    The Orlando/Central Florida Chapter of ASIS, a community of security practitioners, awarded two scholarships to UCF criminal justice students at its Jan. 27 meeting.

  • A Loss of Our Own

    January 13, 2017

    The mood is somber throughout the college following the deaths of alumni Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, ’98, ’02, of the Orlando Police Department, and Orange County Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, ’04, on Jan. 9, 2017.

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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