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Criminal Justice, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Orlando, FL, United States| Online
The Criminal Justice program of University of Central Florida offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, each of which provides a comprehensive curriculum so that graduates can enter the job market prepared to fully participate as informed, educated criminal justice professionals.
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Overview

The criminal justice undergraduate program has articulated discipline-specific knowledge, skills, behavior and values outcomes; critical thinking outcomes; communication outcomes; and assessment of criminal justice outcomes that are specified in our Academic Learning Compact.

The Criminal Justice program of University of Central Florida is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of crime and society’s control mechanisms as well as prepare them for professional careers in criminal justice and related agencies.

What is Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice is the system of law enforcement, the bar, the judiciary, corrections and probation that is directly involved in the apprehension, prosecution, defense, sentencing, incarceration and supervision of those suspected of or charged with criminal offenses.

The term criminal justice refers to an interdisciplinary field that draws upon the knowledge bases of criminology, sociology, psychology, law, public policy, computer technology and other related disciplines to develop insights into the causes and prevention of criminal behavior. It is an area of knowledge concerned with understanding and controlling crime.

The contemporary criminal justice system in the United States is monumental in size. It includes more than 55,000 public agencies employing more than 1.5 million people. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, it has a budget of more than $60 billion for agencies, 6,000 correctional operations. There are approximately 18,000 police agencies, 17,000 courts, 8,000 prosecutorial agencies, 6,000 correctional institutions and almost 4,000 probation and parole departments.

If you are not sure if this is the right major for you, you may want to enroll in “Careers in Criminal Justice,” an introductory course into the numerous careers available as a criminal justice graduate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Crime in America
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Data Analysis for Criminal Justice
  • Police and Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Official transcripts, graduation certificates and/or leaving exam results for all international and U.S.  secondary schools (high schools) attended. Refer to our Country Reference Guide for a list of secondary school credentials required by country.
  • Certified literal translation for any documentation submitted in a language other than English, if applicable
  • All official AICE, AP, Cambridge AS/A level scores, CLEP and IB scores, if applicable
  • Official SAT or ACT
  • Submit proof of English proficiency, if required
  • Submit required immigration documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5954 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orlando

  • 1111 - 1940 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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