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.

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Criminology
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Criminology

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

What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA, have completed Intro to Statistics 1 (STA 2023) and 9 credits from the following list with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • Criminology: All CCJ, CJL or CJE prefixes
  • History: United States to 1877 (AMH 2010), United States Since 1877 (AMH 2020)
  • Anthropology: General Anthropology (ANT 2000), Cultural Anthropology (ANT 2410)
  • Economics: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013), Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 2023)
  • Philosophy: Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 2010), Contemporary Moral Issues (PHI 2630)
  • Political Science: American and Federal Government (POS 2041), American State and Local Government (POS 2112)
  • Psychology: Introduction to Psychology (PSY 2012)
  • Sociology: Principles of Sociology (SYG 2000), Social Problems (SYG 2010)

Note:

  • All courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

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