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Criminal Justice (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program provides an extensive overview of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, juvenile justice, probation and parole, and international justice. The program builds upon a solid liberal arts core to achieve a balanced criminal justice perspective, which includes an emphasis upon the victim, the offender, the criminal justice system, and society. The program’s objective is to develop a sound educational foundation for graduate work or professional practice at the bachelor’s level. Students are provided a set of core courses and experiences to orient them to the broader criminal justice system. Thereafter, they have the opportunity to specialize in law enforcement, corrections, legal studies, juvenile justice, international justice, or management in criminal justice.

Degree through distance learning. The BS degree in Criminal Justice is available through distance learning via the Internet. Students with an AA or an articulated AS degree from a Florida public community college may complete the upper division portion of this program (60 credit hours) via distance learning. See the college academic advisor for information.