The University of Central Florida's online degree programs are offered through its Center for Distributed Learning. With its main campus located in downtown Orlando, UCF offers an online criminal justice degree via Webcourses@UCF. With two degree options for students interested in studying criminal justice online, online learners have the opportunity to prepare for careers in the criminal justice field, whether it’s at a federal, state, or private security organization. Students are also prepared to complete graduate work in a related field.

This 120-credit accredited online criminal justice degree is offered as a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree. Learners choose from courses such as corrections and penology, crime in the U.S., prosecution and adjudication, and research methods in criminal justice. Online learners complete a final capstone course in criminal justice ethics and are encouraged to participate in an internship, in which six credits can be applied to their upper-level elective requirements.

Each online class is designed by the individual instructor, so some courses may be taught asynchronously, while others may require specific times for online attendance. Coursework is delivered through Canvas. UCF offers many academic resources to its online students, including the University Writing Center, which offers online tutoring, career services, peer-assisted learning, and library resources.

BA-seeking students must demonstrate foreign language proficiencies while BS-seeking students must demonstrate high school foreign language skills. All applicants must submit official SAT or ACT scores. Public universities in Florida require students with fewer than 60 hours to complete nine hours of summer sessions. Students who are interested in transferring credits from other institutions must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at the last school attended and overall cumulative GPA. UCF will accept up to 12 hours of coursework related to criminal justice.

Online students at the school are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Most awards given at UCF are merit-based. Please note that due to state regulations, UCF does not currently provide online instruction to students in Michigan, Minnesota, or Oregon.

Program Overview
Program name: Bachelor's of Arts or Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice
Accrediting body: SACSCOC
Tuition: $179/credit in-state; $383/credit out-of-state

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction style: Asynchronous

Program Requirements
Credit requirements: 120 credits

Program Length
Program options: Full-time or part-time
Program length: 4 years
Program start dates: Fall, spring, summer

Admission Requirements
Application deadline: Rolling
GPA: 2.0 minimum
Standardized tests: SAT or ACT

Contact
Department phone: (407) 823-2603
Admissions email: admission@ucf.edu
Social media accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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