B.S., Criminal Justice

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program will help you gain a greater understanding of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, juvenile justice, probation and parole, and international justice. It will offer you with a balanced perspective, which includes an emphasis on the victim, the offender, the criminal justice system, and the impact on society.

This fully-online program is ideal for students who have full–time jobs or live outside the university’s immediate service area. The objective of the program is to provide you with a sound educational foundation for a professional career in Criminal Justice.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Juvenile Justice Program Staff
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Field Agent
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

Submit a Complete Florida Common Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements (below).

  • AA graduates from Florida College System Institutions or State Universities (Upper-Level Transfer).
  • AA degree has been awarded and posted on official college transcript.
  • Completed at least 60 transferrable hours and the general education requirement, excluding courses not accepted by the university.
  • Have an overall 2.0 GPA in all courses attempted as calculated by the university.
  • Completed 2 college-level courses in both English and math with a grade of C or higher.
  • AA graduates from non-Florida or private institutions (Upper-Level Transfer).
  • Have 60 or more transferrable credit hours, excluding courses not accepted by the university.
  • Have an overall 2.0 GPA in all courses attempted as calculated by the university.
  • Completed 2 college-level courses in both English and math with a grade of C or higher.
  • Satisfy common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Satisfy general education program requirements.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

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