2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Profiling Certificate

College of Community Innovation and Education
Department of Criminal Justice,
Health and Public Affairs I, Room: 311

Contact: cjadvise@ucf.edu, 407-823-2603

Dr. Mark Winton, Mark.Winton@ucf.edu

New and more sophisticated techniques and tools of criminal investigation are being developed to assist in meeting the challenges facing today’s law enforcement officers. One area that is becoming formalized in law enforcement is  criminal profiling. The certificate program in Criminal Profiling is a way of organizing the fundamental information and education required for profiling. It provides both the theoretical and practical information related to the types of crimes for which profiling is most useful. The program requires 15 credit hours of undergraduate work. Certificates will be awarded only at the time of degree completion. This certificate can be completed online and is therefore open to UCF online students.

Certificate Admission Requirements

  • None

Certificate Requirements

  • Students are required to take courses as specified below and to declare the Certificate.

Prerequisite Courses

  • There are no certificate program prerequisites; however individual courses may have prerequisites.

Restricted Electives (3 Credit Hours)

  • Select one of the following:

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 15

Other Requirements

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required in courses used to satisfy the certificate.
  • At least 12 hours used in the certificate must be earned at UCF within the department.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
  • Internship or Independent Study credit cannot be used toward the certificate.
  • Course substitutions must be approved by the department in advance.