2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, A.S. to B.S. Track (B.S.)

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College of Health and Public Affairs
Department of Criminal Justice,
Health and Public Affairs, Room: 311
Email: cjadvise@ucf.edu

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

A.S. to B.S. Track (Completion program only for individuals who have a statewide articulated A.S. from a Florida College System institution)

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a Statewide Articulated A.S. in Criminal Justice from a Florida College System institution which is composed of 64 hours of course work, including at least 18 hours of transferable general education courses.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • The courses designated in section 1 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each core course
  • Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses used to satisfy the restricted electives.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

  • Students will complete 18 hours of selected General Education courses. The specific courses will be determined in coordination with General Education courses completed as part of the articulated A.S. and come from the following areas:

Communication Foundations

Cultural & Historical Foundations

Mathematical Foundations

Social Foundations

Science Foundations

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)

  • Completed as part of the approved A.S. program
  • See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transition Services section.

Core Requirements: Basic Level

  • None

Restricted Electives (21 Credit Hours)

  • 21 hours of upper criminal justice course work. 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 these non-class options shall not exceed nine hours. Program standards must be met to be eligible for either internship or independent study credit.
  • 9 additional semester hours of supporting courses to be selected with and approved by the student’s advisor. These courses may vary from student to student depending upon individual needs or objectives, but include selected courses from public administration, legal studies, sociology, statistics, and psychology.

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • 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.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Students must take a minimum of 36 hours from the department to obtain the UCF degree in Criminal Justice

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: 130

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs


Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Plan of Study

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

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