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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

Student Organizations

Outside the classroom, the Department of Criminal Justice sponsors two student organizations. Many criminal justice students actively participate in these groups and work on a variety of service projects in the community.

(National Criminal Justice Honor Society)

UCF Chapter Advisor:
R.Cory Watkins, Ph.D.     

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(Pre-Professional Criminal Justice Fraternity)

Each spring, LAE sponsors a universitywide career fair with dozens of agencies and law schools participating.

Learn more about Lambda Alpha Epsilon at UCF on Facebook.

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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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