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University of Central Florida (UCF) Course/Program Name
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BA Criminal Justice

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

25000 USD
25000 USD

Application fee

International 0 USD
National 0 USD
Department of Criminal Justice
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)5.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)60

About this course

The criminal justice undergraduate program at UCF 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.

As a multidisciplinary field of study, criminal justice incorporates the substance and perspectives of psychology, sociology, political science and law. The curriculum draws on the methods of the social sciences and requires students to take several supporting courses outside of criminal justice. The department provides an opportunity for an internship experience for students in various criminal justice settings. This gives students the opportunity to affirm their career decision as they relate class material, presentations and discussions to the real world. Many students use the degree as preparation for graduate school.


*One of the “Most Innovative” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

Located in Orlando, the 26th largest metropolitan area in the United States, University of Central Florida is one of the largest universities in the United States. There’s always something going on campus. Our mission is to foster cultural diversity, create access to UCF for international students and promote UCF's internationalization strategy by recruiting students from around the globe. 

According to The Washington Post, UCF is in the vanguard of an insurgency that aims to demolish the popular belief that exclusivity is a virtue in higher education.”

Orlando is a hub for technology, life sciences, medical innovation, hospitality and tourism management and home to some of the biggest names in business. And UCF is at the heart of it all, partnering with leading research institutes and businesses to provide internship and employment opportunities for students and graduates. 

2018 U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges Rankings, UFC is ranked 25 in Most Innovative Schools, 64 in computer engineering, 91 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, 90 in Top Public Schools, 128 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs and 171 in top National Universities

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Eligibility Criteria

Specific high school course units are required for admission as a first-year student (an academic unit is a non-remedial, year-long course):

  • 4 units of English (at least three with substantial writing requirements)
  • 4 units of mathematics (Algebra I and above)
  • 3 units of natural science (at least two with laboratory)
  • 3 units of social studies
  • 2 sequential units of the same world language
  • 2 elective units, preferably from English, mathematics, natural science, social studies, or world language areas

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Course Modules

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How to Apply

Documents required

  • Online application
  • Official high school or homeschooled* transcript
  • Official scores for the SAT
  • Official college transcript (an initial transcript for application review, as well as a final copy once all college course work is complete and degree is posted), if applicable
  • Official GED* or TOEFL/IELTS score, if applicable

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