Why an Online Bachelor’s in Criminology & Law?

This major gives students a broad perspective on the complex of relationships among the legal, social, political, historical and psychological influences impacting crime and justice and legal processes.

The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Law degree program examines criminal behavior, criminal justice systems and law from a multidisciplinary, liberal-arts perspective. Ultimately this program prepares students for careers in the criminal or juvenile justice systems (i.e., courts, law enforcement, corrections) or gets them ready to attend law school or graduate school.

In addition to completing all university, college and general degree requirements, students enrolled in the Online Criminology & Law program will have the opportunity to pursue the following:

  • Four core courses including Advanced Principles of Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, and Law and Society
  • One law-driven requirement such as Law and Legal Process
  • Five criminology and law elective courses, which can be tailored to the student’s individual interests and can include courses like Media and Crime, Juvenile Justice, or Introduction to Law Enforcement
Degree Details
College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Criminology
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Criminology
What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

The transfer admissions process is competitive, prepare your applications carefully and be attentive to your grades. To be considered for admission to the online program, you should have completed or be in process of completing three criminology-related foundation courses (or the equivalents) from the following list.

  • Introductory criminal justice/criminology courses (CCJ, CJL or CJE prefixes), and/or
  • AMH 2010 (United States to 1877), AMH 2020 (United States Since 1877), ANT 2000 (General Anthropology), ANT 2410 (Cultural Anthropology), ECO 2013 (Principles of Macroeconomics), ECO 2023 (Principles of Microeconomics), PHI 2010 (Introduction to Philosophy), PHI 2630 (Contemporary Moral Issues), POS 2041 (American and Federal Government), POS 2112 (American State and Local Government), PSY 2012 (Introduction to Psychology), SYG 2000 (Principles of Sociology), SYG 2010 (Social Problems), and/or
  • STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics (three credits)

You should have an overall 2.5 GPA and a 2.5 cumulative GPA for the courses listed above.

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014