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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Online Orientation


Online Orientation is available only for Criminal Justice Students and Health Services Administration Students

Undergraduate Student Services welcomes students pursuing the totally online Health Services Administration degree or Criminal Justice degree. Students who may have reached this page by mistake and are not pursuing this degree should contact First Year Experience at 407-823-5105.

Our office is dedicated to assisting students to understand university policy and procedures as well as major requirements for graduation.

COHPA highly recommends that students choosing to pursue the online bachelor's degree in either Health Services Administration or Criminal Justice attend an on-campus, one-day orientation. During the on-campus orientation, students will learn about program policies and procedures and meet with professional advisors and a faculty coordinator to plan a program of study, and ultimately register for courses. Those who are unable to attend the one-day orientation should call First Year Experience at 407-823-5105.

Prior to attending UCF Orientation students must:

  • Complete all health forms as required by UCF. Contact the Student Health Center at 407-823-2701 for additional information.
  • Obtain a copy of unofficial transcripts from prior institutions attended to facilitate advising. Unofficial copies of transcripts for any of the state of Florida institutions can be found at Florida's Virtual Campus webpage
  • Review the degree plan for their major by visiting the UCF catalog
  • Students should reflect on current job and personal commitments and come to orientation with a realistic idea of the credits they will take during the first semester at UCF

Information for Health Services Administration online only students:

This program is designed to be online only after the following requirements have been met..

  • Student has earned an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public community college or university
  • Student has completed ALL program prerequisites prior to transferring to UCF (UCF does not guarantee offering the program prerequisites courses in an online format)
  • The program prerequisites are:
    • ACG2021: Financial Accounting
    • ACG2071: Managerial Accounting
    • ECO2023: Microeconomics
    • CGS1060: Computer Science OR CGS2100: Computer Fundamentals for Business Applications
    • STA2023: Statistical Methods

Information for Criminal Justice online only students:

This program is designed to be online only after the following requirements have been met..

  • Student has earned an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public community college or university
  • Students looking to complete UCF's Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BA) must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year of college instruction in the same language (UCF does not guarantee offering the foreign language courses in an online format)


Keeping up with your student records is your responsibility!
It can take up to two months after classes start for final transfer credits to appear on UCF records. Students can log into their myUCF account and access their myKnight audit to verify that final transcripts have been posted.

More information about the Health Services Administration major can be found here: B.S.-HSA
More information about the Criminal Justice major can be found here: B.S./B.A.-CJ

Learn More


To order textbooks visit the UCF Bookstore.

For detailed advising in the totally online program, students may call 407-823-0010 for a phone appointment.

Every UCF student must have an active Knight's Email account, as we can only send university e-mail communications to those accounts. For more information and to sign up for an account, visit Knights Email.

The Computer Services Help Desk is available for questions about existing accounts or technical issues for online courses, please call 407-823-5117.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA II, Room 115
Phone: 407-823-0010
Fax: 407-823-0022

Office Hours           
9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Friday Peer Advising ONLY
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Professional advising: Appointment basis
Peer advising: Walk-in basis

Curious about important deadlines?:

Graduating spring 2017?
1. File your intent to graduate in your myUCF as soon as possible; 2. Enroll-- you MUST be enrolled at UCF your graduation term; 3. Check your myKnight Audit to verify requirements met

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— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
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My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
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It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
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