2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice, Scholars’ Track (B.A. or B.S.)


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College of Health and Public Affairs
Department of Criminal Justice,
Health and Public Affairs 1, Room: Room 311
http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/crim.jus/
Email: cjadvise@ucf.edu

Cory Watkins, UG Program Director
Phone: 407-823-2603

Admission Requirements

  • An application is required. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for Admission.
  • Applicant must declare this specific track with the aid of and advisor
  • A grade of “B” (3.0) or better in ENC 1101  and ENC 1102  is required.
  • Students whose overall GPA falls below 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 will not be permitted to continue in the track and will be transferred to the Criminal Justice BA/BS degree.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should complete the General Education Program before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • The courses designated in section 1 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and should usually be completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students must complete four Scholar’s Seminar courses (CCJ 4934 ), each with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each core course, and have an average overall GPA of 2.0 or better in courses used toward the restricted electives.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


  • None

Core Requirements: Basic Level


  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (30 Credit Hours)


See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Scholar’s Seminar


Students must complete four Scholar’s Seminar courses (CCJ 4934 ), each with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.

Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)


  • 15 additional semester hours of upper division criminal justice course work. Interested students who meet the requirements are encouraged to participate in the Senior Scholar program. Contact the department for information about the program and course options. Seniors can satisfy up to six hours of this requirement with internship and up to six hours with directed independent study; however, the combination of Program standards must be met to be eligible for either internship or independent study credit.
  • 9 additional semester hours of upper division criminal justice course work. These courses may vary from student to student depending upon individual needs or objectives, but included selected courses from public administration, legal studies, sociology, statistics, and psychology. The supporting course requirements may also be met by using 9 hours from a completed minor in another program approved by the department.

Capstone Requirements


Electives


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • Students pursuing a B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year at college level. The foreign language credits may be used toward the 9 hour supporting course requirement. Students taking American Sign Language (ASL) to satisfy B.A. foreign language requirement must complete three semesters of ASL classes.

Additional Requirements


  • Students whose overall GPA falls below 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 will not be permitted to continue in the track and will be transferred to the Criminal Justice BA/BS degree.

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Students must take a minimum of 36 hours of upper-division CJ credit from the UCF Criminal Justice department to obtain the UCF degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Interested students should consult with a faculty advisor.

Related Programs

Certificates

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Students are not accepted into Internship Program with grades less than a “C” in core courses.

Transfer Notes

  • “D” (1.0) grades are not accepted.
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


  • ENC 1101 - Composition I Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Math Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Social Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Historical Credit Hours: 3

Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • ENC 1102 - Composition II Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Math Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Science Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Social Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Cultural Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


  • Admissions to scholars track requires 3.0 overall GPA

Junior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • CCJ 4934 - Emergent Criminal Justice Issues Credit Hours: 1-3
  • CJ Elective or CCJ Internship Credit Hours: 3 (The department strongly encourage internships.)

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