May 26, 2020
College of Health and Public Affairs
Department of Criminal Justice,
Health and Public Affairs, Room: 311
Cory Watkins, UG Program Director
A.S. to B.S. Track (Completion program only for individuals who have a statewide articulated A.S. from a Florida College System institution)
- 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.
- 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:
Cultural & Historical 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
Core Requirements: Advanced Level (30 Credit Hours)
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.
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.
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
Honors In Major
- 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
Plan of Study
Program Academic Learning Compacts