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University of Central Florida GRADUATE PROGRAM

Orlando


The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida provides excellence in teaching, research and service. Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, incorporating learning, service, and inquiry. The department also conducts quality research and pursues local, state, and federal funding to advance knowledge in our discipline. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, the department provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE BACHELOR OF ARTS/SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 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 to prepare them for professional careers in criminal justice and related professions. Many students use this degree as preparation for graduate school.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS UCF offers many certificate programs to supplement existing degree programs and to provide specialized knowledge in various disciplines. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the department offers ten certificate programs.

The department offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice that prepares future criminal justice organizational leaders to be consumers of research and to be able to summarize and present organizational information. DUAL MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/CRIMINAL JUSTICE The fields of public administration and criminal justice are closely connected, and they can overlap in careers in public, nonprofit and private organizations. This program emphasizes research, theory, policy, and organizational administration in both fields and prepares students for leadership roles.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice prepares social scientists in the scientific method and analytical techniques in relation to criminal justice theory and institutions. Students choose a specialty in policing theory and research, correctional theory and research or juvenile justice theory and research.

University of Central Florida College of Community Innovation and Education Department of Criminal Justice 12805 Pegasus Dr., Bldg. 80, Suite 311 Orlando, FL 32816-1600 407-823-2603 ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY Catherine Kaukinen, Ph.D., Professor Department Chair Eugene Paoline III, Ph.D., Professor Master’s and Doctoral Program Director Cory Watkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor Bachelor’s Program Director/ Internship Coordinator Kenneth Adams, Ph.D., Professor Lynette Feder, Ph.D., Professor

FACULTY DISTINCTIONS Top 10 in Article Market Share for Criminology Journals

450+ Graduates each year

Roberto Potter, Ph.D., Professor Lee Ross, Ph.D., Professor Raymond Surette, Ph.D., Professor Ross Wolf, Ed.D., Professor

Distinguished Scholar award winners National and International research partners

Matthew Nobles, Ph.D., Professor

Thomas Baker, Ph.D., Associate Professor Kristina Childs, Ph.D., Associate Professor

UCF CJ FACTS

Jacinta Gau, Ph.D., Associate Professor Stephen Holmes, Ph.D., Associate Professor Karol Lucken, Ph.D., Associate Professor Sue Mahan, Ph.D., Associate Professor Matthew Matusiak, Ph.D., Associate Professor William Moreto, Ph.D., Associate Professor Chris Stewart, Ph.D., Associate Professor Bethany Backes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Michael Caudy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Erica Fissel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Online Degrees

Ryan Labrecque Ph.D., Assistant Professor Meghan Mitchell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Jennifer Peck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor James Ray, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Jill Viglione, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Gail Sears Humiston, Ph.D., Associate Lecturer Mark Winton, Ph.D., Associate Lecturer Todd Bricker, Ph.D., Lecturer Debra Ross, Ph.D., Lecturer

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Criminal Justice Master of Science in Criminal Justice Dual Master of Public Administration/Criminal Justice Undergraduate and Graduate certificates

Joseph Henderson, M.S., Associate Instructor Iryna Malendevych, M.S., Associate Instructor Jerome Randall, M.A., Associate Instructor Deborah Woodward, Ed.D., Associate Instructor


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program offers students an in-depth exploration of the complex and changing world of criminal justice. The historical, political, economic, and philosophical forces shaping crime and punishment in the United States are examined. Students also learn valuable qualitative and quantitative research and computer skills. The importance of advanced education in criminal justice beyond the bachelor’s degree is increasingly being recognized by employers in Central Florida and throughout the United States. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a 36-credit-hour program designed to prepare future criminal justice organizational leaders to be consumers of research and to equip them to summarize and present organizational information.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must provide:  Official transcripts of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale overall or for the last 60 attempted semester hours of credit earned for the bachelor's degree  Statement of career goals, one or two pages indicating how the Criminal Justice MS degree will enhance the applicant's career goals and expectations of the graduate program.  Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from professors or professional references who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate coursework and his or her work ethic.  Current professional résumé (no longer than two pages) Applicants not meeting the minimum standards may be considered as candidates for limited and competitive provisional admittance. GRE scores are strongly encouraged for this category of students. Students should be aware that admission to any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. There may be cases where students meeting minimum requirements are denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion.

Domestic applicants must turn in all materials prior to the following deadlines: Fall Priority: January 15th Note: International students are bound by different deadlines and admissions criteria. These regulations can be found in the graduate catalog.

Fall Semester: July 1st

Spring Semester: December 1st

For further information: Elexis Ritz- Program Coordinator Elexis.Ritz@ucf.edu Department of Criminal Justice 407-823-2603 www.ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice

Summer Semester: April 1st


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Hours Required for MSCJ—36 Credit Hours Core Requirements - 21 Credit Hours CCJ 5015 The Nature of Crime CCJ 5456 The Administration of Justice CCJ 6704 Research Methods in Criminal Justice CCJ 6706 Data Analysis I in Criminal Justice CCJ 6106 Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice CCJ 6118 Criminal Justice Organizations CJE 6718 Pro-seminar in Criminal Justice Students must earn at least a B grade (3.0) in all core requirements. Restricted Electives (pick two courses) - 6 Credit Hours CJC 5020 Foundations of Corrections CJE 5021 Foundations of Law Enforcement CJJ 6020 The Juvenile Justice System CJL 6568 Law and Social Control CJL 6520 American Criminal Courts General Graduate Electives - 9 Credit Hours Students should consult with an advisor for approval of an elective outside of the Criminal Justice program prior to enrolling. Criminal Justice courses at the 5000 or 6000 level, not already listed above, are preapproved general electives. Thesis Option- 6 Credit Hours (towards the 9 credits general electives) All students will be automatically placed in the non-thesis option. Those wanting to complete a thesis will work with the program coordinator.

PROGRAM

OF

STUDY AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS:

Students must complete 36 credit hours of course work with at least a 3.0 overall grade point average in their program of study.

Courses over seven years old will not count towards the degree.

An exit survey is required of all students completing the Criminal Justice Master’s program. It will be completed online in students’ last semester.

With the approval of the graduate director, senior scholars, post-baccalaureate students, or students enrolled in a CJ graduate certificate may request to apply up to 12 credit hours of criminal justice graduate course work (taken at UCF) toward the Master of Science degree. However, transfer work at the graduate level from other universities is limited to 9 credit hours. Only courses where the student earned a grade of “B” or above will be accepted for transfer regardless of source. For the most complete, up-to-date degree and program requirements, Graduate Catalog


MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/ MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Public Administration MPA- Criminal Justice MS Dual Degree program provides the opportunity for students to earn graduate degrees from two academic programs, the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and the Master of Public Administration, concurrently. The program emphasizes criminal justice and public administration research, theory, policy, and organizational administration to prepare future public service organizational leaders in public, nonprofit, social service, and private organizations. After completion of the MPA/MS dual degree program, students will receive two diplomas, one for the Criminal Justice MS and one for the Public Administration MPA.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must provide:  Official transcripts of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale overall or for the last 60 attempted semester hours of credit earned for the bachelor's degree  Goal Statement: The goal statement is a key component of the admission review process and serves as an example of the applicant's ability to express himself or herself in writing. The goal statement must be no longer than two and should address the following: - Personal background and career aspirations in public service. - Reason for pursuing graduate study in criminal justice and public administration, including future career goals and plans. - Specific areas of public administration and criminal justice that interests you  Three letters of recommendation specifically for the Criminal Justice MS/MPA program evaluating scholarly and professional capacity. Letters from professors from the colleges/universities attended are preferred, but if that is not feasible, letters from current or past supervisors will be accepted. The recommender must address the applicant's work ethic and ability to succeed at graduate-level academic work.  Current professional résumé including public service experience (paid or voluntary). Applicants not meeting the minimum standards may be considered as candidates for limited and competitive provisional admittance. GRE scores are strongly encouraged for this category of students. Students should be aware that admission to any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. There may be cases where students meeting minimum requirements are denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion.

Domestic applicants must turn in all materials prior to the following deadlines: Fall Priority January 15th Note: International students are bound by different deadlines and admissions criteria. These regulations can be found in the graduate catalog.

Fall Semester July 1st

Spring Semester December 1st

For further information: Elexis Ritz- Program Coordinator Elexis.Ritz@ucf.edu Department of Criminal Justice 407-823-2603 www.ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice www.ccie.ucf.edu/publicadmin


MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/ MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Hours Required for MSCJ—51 Credit Hours Core Requirements - 33 Credit Hours CCJ 5015 The Nature of Crime CCJ 5456 The Administration of Justice CCJ 6106 Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice CCJ 6118 Criminal Justice Organizations PAD 6035 Public Administration in the Policy Process PAD 6037 Public Organization Management PAD 6053 Public Administrators in the Governance Process PAD 6207 Public Financial Management PAD 6227 Public Budgeting PAD 6335 Strategic Planning and Management PAD 6417 Human Resource Management Research Methods/Statistics Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours (one CCJ and one PAD) CCJ 6704 Research Methods in Criminal Justice OR PAD 6700 Research Methods in Public Administration AND CCJ 6706 Data Analysis I in Criminal Justice OR PAD 6701 Analytic Techniques for Public Administration Capstone Core Requirements - 6 Credit Hours CJE 6718 Proseminar in Criminal Justice PAD 6062 Advanced Concepts and Applications in Public Administration Students must earn at least a B grade in all CCJ/CJE core requirements and at least a B- grade in PAD core requirements.

Restricted Electives (pick two courses) - 6 Credit Hours CJC 5020 Foundations of Corrections CJL 6568 Law and Social Control CJE 5021 Foundations of Law Enforcement CJL 6520 American Criminal Courts CJJ 6020 The Juvenile Justice System

PROGRAM

OF

STUDY AND EXIT REQUIREMENTS:

Students must complete 51 credit hours of course work with at least a 3.0 overall grade point average in their program of study.

Courses over seven years old will not count towards the degree.

An exit survey is required of all students completing the dual Master’s program. It will be completed online in students’ last semester.

With the approval of the graduate director, senior scholars, post-baccalaureate students, or students enrolled in a CJ graduate certificate may request to apply up to 12 credit hours of criminal justice graduate course work (taken at UCF) toward the Master of Science degree. However, transfer work at the graduate level from other universities is limited to 9 credit hours. Only courses where the student earned a grade of “B” or above will be accepted for transfer regardless of source.

For the most complete, up-to-date degree and program requirements, Graduate Catalog


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice is a 57-credit-hour, post-Master's program of study and research. Student receive core coursework in criminal justice theory and institutions, as well as an in-depth concentration in policing, corrections or juvenile justice. Students complete a minimum of 42 credit hours of doctoral course work and 15 credit hours of dissertation research.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

Applicants must apply online (www.graduate.ucf.edu/apply-now). In addition to the general university admission requirements, applicants must provide: One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.

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An earned or in progress Master’s degree in criminal justice or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution with at least a 3.5 GPA.

Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.

Three letters of recommendation, with at least two being from university faculty members who can assess the student’s ability to succeed in a doctoral program.

A personal narrative of 500 - 1,000 words describing research interests, educational expectations, career aspirations, level of computer skills, and any special qualifications that may enhance the overall learning environment of the CJ PhD program.

A curriculum vita.

A writing sample that is at least 2,000 words long, is academic in nature (e.g., paper written for a Master’s class), and demonstrates the applicant’s ability to complete graduate-level composition. Should not be published work and applicant must be the sole author.

Applicants may be requested to participate in an interview (by Skype) with the Department’s Doctoral Program Committee and coordinator. Students will simultaneously be considered for both admission and funding. Students should be aware that admission to any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. There may be cases where students meeting minimum requirements are denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion.

Applicants must turn in all materials prior to the following deadlines: Fall Priority January 15th

Fall International January 15th

Fall Domestic February 1st

For further information: Elexis Ritz- Program Coordinator Elexis.Ritz@ucf.edu Department of Criminal Justice 407-823-2603 For the most complete, up-to-date degree and program requirements, www.ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice Graduate Catalog


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Hours Required for Criminal Justice Ph.D.—57 Credit Hours Substantive Core Requirements - 15 Credit Hours CCJ 7019 Seminar in Nature of Crime CCJ 7457 Seminar in Criminal Justice Theory CCJ 7096 Seminar in Criminal Justice Systems CCJ 7785 Teaching in Criminal Justice CCJ 7775 Criminal Justice Research in the Community Methodological Core Requirements - 12 Credit Hours CCJ 7727 Advanced Research Methods in Criminal Justice CCJ 7708 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Criminal Justice Research Select two and/or another methodological course(s) with advisor approval CCJ 6902 Qualitative Criminal Justice Research Methods CCJ 7725 The Geography of Crime: Theory and Methods CCJ 7747 Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Criminal Justice Research CCJ 7752 Structural Equation Modeling in Criminal Justice Research Concentration Area - 9 Credit Hours Policing Theory and Research CJE 6320 Seminar in Police Administration CJE 6456 Seminar in Policing Urban Communities CJE 6706 Seminar in Police Socialization and Culture Correctional Theory and Research CJC 6135 Seminar in Institutional Corrections CJC 6165 Seminar in Community Corrections CJC 6486 Seminar in Correctional Effectiveness Juvenile Justice Theory and Research CJJ 6124 Seminar in Prosecuting Juvenile Offenders CJJ 6126 Seminar in Juvenile Corrections CJJ 6546 Seminar in Policing and Prevention in the Juvenile Justice System A grade of B (3.0) or better much be earned in all core and concentration courses. Elective Requirement - 6 Credit Hours Select two additional courses (6 credits) in consultation with program advisor. Examinations Students must successfully complete a series of cumulative examinations to ensure expertise in the substantive, methodological, and concentration areas. Dissertation- 15 Credit Hours Upon successful completion of all examinations, students will enter candidacy and complete a dissertation. Dissertation committees will contain a minimum of four faculty members, at least three of which (including the chair) will be from the Department of Criminal Justice. The fourth member must be from outside the Department of Criminal Justice and may be from outside the university. All dissertation committee members must be approved graduate faculty or graduate faculty scholars.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Crime Analysis Crime analysis and crime mapping are essential functions in law enforcement. Analysts utilize state-of-the-art computer technologies to support operations, investigations, and management. These specialists take data and produce information that is used to identify crime patterns, monitor crime trends, forecast future crime events, prepare statistical crime reports, and work directly with investigators to identify suspects. Must be taken in sequence; courses only offered once a year. Fall admission only Credit Hour Requirements: 12 credit hours Required Courses (in sequence)- 12 hours CCJ 6073 Data Management Systems for Crime Analysis CCJ 6079 Crime Mapping and Analysis in Criminal Justice CCJ 6077 Advanced Crime Mapping and Analysis in Criminal Justice CCJ 6717 Criminal Justice Theories for Crime Analysis and Prevention

3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs

Police Leadership Police leaders are responsible for issues involving statues, policies, and local jurisdictional issues, but must also be knowledgeable in human resources and management issues, ethical standards, and inter-governmental relationships. The Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership is designed to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge base for the law enforcement executive in criminal justice and public administration. Credit Hour Requirements: 12 credit hours Required Courses- (6 hours)

Electives- Select one (3 hours)

CJE 5021 Foundations of Law Enforcement CCJ 6106 Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice

3 hrs 3 hrs

PLUS one of the following (3 hours) CCJ 6118 Criminal Justice Organizations CJL 6568 Law and Social Control PAD 6037 Organizational Management PAD 5806 Local Government Operations PAD 6327 Public Program Evaluation

3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs

CCJ 5015 Nature of Crime CCJ 5456 Administration of Justice CCJ 6431 Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice PAD 5041 Ethics and Values in Public Administration PAD 6035 Public Administration in Policy Process PAD 6417 Human Resource Management

3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs

Corrections Leadership Leaders of correctional facilities and programs, private, state, and federal, should be prepared to meet the challenges of changing policies and effectively deal with the management of budgets, grants, cooperative agreements, and other intergovernmental projects. Credit Hour Requirements: 12 credit hours Electives - 6 hours Select two

Required Courses - 6 hours CJC 5020 Foundations of Corrections CCJ 5456 Administration of Justice

3 hrs 3 hrs

CCJ 6106 Policy Analysis CCJ 6335 Criminal Justice Sentencing & Punishment CCJ 6051 Community Justice CCJ 6431 Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice CJL 6568 Law and Social Control PAD 6417 Human Resource Management

3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs


Juvenile Justice Leadership The Graduate Certificate in Juvenile Justice Leadership is designed to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge base for juvenile justice executives, police, and school administrators to implement policy change and reexamine their roles in the juvenile justice process. Credit Hour Requirements: 12 credit hours Required Courses – 6 hours CJJ 6020 Juvenile Justice System CCJ 6118 Criminal Justice Organizations

3 hrs 3 hrs

Electives- 6 hours Select two CCJ 5015 Nature of Crime CCJ 5456 Administration of Justice CCJ 6106 Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice CCJ 6073 Data Management Systems for Crime Analysis CJL 6568 Law and Social Control SYP 6561 Child Abuse in Society PAD 6327 Public Program Evaluation Techniques

3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online at www.graduate.ucf.edu/apply-now. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline. OTHER REQUIREMENTS The following is a list of additional requirements that apply to all certificate programs within the criminal justice graduate program: • A grade of B or better must be earned in all certificate courses. • Courses may not be shared between multiple certificate programs. • Application to the certificate program must be done once a course is taken towards a certificate if also in the Master’s program. • An Intent to Graduate Form must be submitted the semester of completion. That is found in myUCF student center. • Substitutions for course work and transfer courses from other institutions are not accepted Applications to this certificate program must be received prior to the following deadlines: Fall Semester July 1st

Spring Semester December 1st

Summer Semester April 1st

For the most complete, up-to-date degree and program requirements, Graduate Catalog


ALPHA PHI SIGMA The National Criminal Justice Honor Society Founded 1942 Local Chapter: Phi Theta Omega

“Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of Undergraduate and Graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.” HOW TO JOIN:

DO YOU QUALIFY? Undergraduate  Declared major, minor, or equivalent in Criminal Justice or related field  Must have completed three full semesters at UCF prior to applying  Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher overall and Criminal Justice or related  Must be enrolled or have completed four Criminal Justice or related classes Graduate  Must be accepted and enrolled in a Criminal Justice or related graduate program at UCF  Must have completed four Criminal Justice or related classes at UCF prior to applying  Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in overall and Criminal Justice or related

 Visit www.alphaphisigma.org and click “Applications”  Applications must be typed. All fields must be completed unless listed as “optional.”  For “Local Chapter Name (Greek):” put Phi Theta Omega  Bring completed application, degree audit, & check/money order of $70 (one time fee) to meeting.  $20 chapter dues each semester HOW CAN APS BENEFIT ME?      

Excellent resume builder Getting involved with UCF Meet peers with same interests Networking Attend conferences Leadership roles

Questions? Faculty Advisor: Dr. Debra Ross President

Debra.Ross@ucf.edu APS@ucf.edu

Join our Facebook group! @Alpha Phi Sigma at UCF

Affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Member of the Association of College Honor Societies


LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON DZO CHAPTER

UCF’s Pre-Professional Criminal Justice Fraternity LAE is a Co-Ed fraternity focused on preparing its members for their futures in Criminal Justice and related fields. We aim to encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and training in the Criminal Justice field. We bring in guest speakers from local, state, and federal agencies in the public and private sectors to prepare us for our futures. We have regular socials and events to keep us close as a family. We aim to promote high standards of ethical conduct and send capable minds and bodies out into the world. Our goal is to promote leadership amongst its members and help them feel more prepared and comfortable in their career choices come graduation.

Meetings every week in Fall & Spring!

Volunteer & Social events!

WHAT CAN LAE OFFER YOU?  Community among students who share your career path  Networking & volunteer opportunities with local, state & federal agencies and in the Community ELIGIBILITY:  UCF Student  Professional Interest in the Criminal Justice field (criminal justice major or minor not required) 2.0 cumulative GPA (undergrads) 3.0 GPA (graduate students) MEMBERSHIP

Guest Speakers!

FEE

(semesterly):

$80 new members $40 returning members Questions? LAE@ucf.edu Faculty Advisors: Dr. Debra Ross Ms. Iryna Malendevych Facebook UCF Lambda Alpha Epsilon


WHAT CAN I DO WITH

A

CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE?

So you are interested in Criminal Justice and you don’t know what you want to do when you leave UCF?

HERE’S WHERE TO BEGIN 1. Consider a few questions: • Do you want to work in the public or private sector? • Do you want to work at a local, state or federal agency? • Do you want to be a sworn officer (with arrest powers, usually carrying a gun and a badge) or work as a civilian employee or conduct research? 2. Research various organizations in each category and search their websites. 3. Build your resume and cover letter by visiting UCF Career Services (career.ucf.edu). Attend workshops and career fairs. 4. Consider internship or volunteer positions 5. Apply for exciting criminal justice careers and employment opportunities. This is a competitive field but with preparation, you can land a great job.

CAREER BUILDER SITES www.linkedin.com www.careeronestop.org www.monster.com www.resume-place.com

FEDERAL JOBS www.usajobs.gov www.opm.gov

STATE JOBS jobs.myflorida.com www.employflorida.com

Need more direction? Have questions? Contact a Criminal Justice Advisor HPAI, Building 80, Room 311 407-823-2603

UCF RESOURCES Cooperative Education Co-Op and Internships, Service Learning, and Professional Skills Modules Criminal Justice Internships Local, State, Federal. Private Sector internships

explearning.ucf.edu ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice/internships

UCF Career Resource Center Explore careers, Prepare for Interviews, Build Resume and Cover Letter, Handshake

career.ucf.edu

Graduate School Continue your education with a Criminal Justice Master’s or Certificate program

graduate.ucf.edu

Lambda Alpha Epsilon Pre-Professional Criminal Justice Fraternity

LAE@ucf.edu

Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society

APS@ucf.edu


FEDERAL AGENCIES In the federal sector sworn and non-sworn jobs are available: agent, inspector, investigator and crime analyst are just a few examples. www.gov.com/agency Defense Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Civilian positions

www.defense.gov

Agriculture Forestry Service, Office of the Inspector General, Food Safety and Inspection Service

www.usda.gov

Health and Human Services Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Center & Disease Control (CDC)

www.hhs.gov

Homeland Security www.dhs.gov Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Border Patrol, US Customs Service, Citizenship & Immigration Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Justice

www.justice.gov

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Prisons (BOP) State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US Intelligence Community, Peace Corps

www.state.gov

Treasury www.treasury.gov Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), US Secret Service US Courts Probation & Pretrial Services

www.uscourts.gov

STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES These agencies have similar positions to the federal sector; investigators, uniform patrol, analysts, forensics, and court liaisons are some of the various career paths in state and local agencies. Florida Department of Law Enforcement

www.fdle.state.fl.us

Florida Department of Corrections

www.dc.state.fl.us

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Orlando Police Department

www.ocso.com www.cityoforlando.net/police

PRIVATE SECTION/NON-PROFIT The private sector is a quickly growing field. Some positions that you may see when working in this sector are: private investigation, risk management, loss prevention; graduate degrees may lead into research positions at universities or other research institutions. ASIS (A networking organization of private sector employers) G4S Disney Security Loss Prevention Employment Victim Service Center

www.asisonline.org www.g4s.us www.disneycareers.com www.lpjobs.com www.victimservicecenter.org


Criminal Justice Graduate Courses Not all courses are offered on a regular basis For the most accurate and current course schedule visit myUCF

CCJ 5015 CCJ 5456 CCJ 6027 CCJ 6038 CCJ 6051 CCJ 6067 CCJ 6073 CCJ 6074 CCJ 6077 CCJ 6079 CCJ 6106 CCJ 6118 CCJ 6335 CCJ 6362 CCJ 6366 CCJ 6406 CCJ 6431 CCJ 6467 CCJ 6485 CCJ 6617 CCJ 6626 CCJ 6669 CCJ 6675 CCJ 6696 CCJ 6699 CCJ 6702 CCJ 6704 CCJ 6705 CCJ 6706 CCJ 6714 CCJ 6717 CCJ 6908 CCJ 6934 CCJ 6938 CCJ 6971

Master Courses Nature of Crime Administration of Justice Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism Violent Crimes and Criminals Community Justice Perspectives on Genocide Data Management Systems for Crime Analysis Investigative and Intelligence Analysis Advanced Crime Mapping and Analysis in CJ Crime Mapping and Analysis in CJ Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Organizations CJ Sentencing and Punishment Policy Death Penalty CJ Responses to Domestic Violence Research and Technology Implementation Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice Justice and Safety System Manpower Issues in Justice Policy Mental Disorder, Crime, and Criminal Justice Copycat Crime and Criminals Race, Crime, and Justice Human Rights and Criminal Justice CJ Perspectives on Human Trafficking CJ Perspectives on Sexual Assault Advanced Research Methods in CJ Research Methods in Criminal Justice Applied Criminal Justice Research Data Analysis I in Criminal Justice Data Analysis II in Criminal Justice CJ Theories of Crime Analysis and Prevention Independent Studies Criminal Justice, Crime, and Popular Culture Special Topics in Criminal Justice Thesis

CJC 5020

Foundations of Corrections

CJE 5021 CJE 6120 CJE 6688 CJE 6718

Foundations of Law Enforcement Personnel Management in CJ Organizations Cyber Crime and Criminal Justice Proseminar in Criminal Justice

CJJ 6020

The Juvenile Justice System

CJL 5049 CJL 6520 CJL 6568

International Perspectives on Law and Justice American Criminal Courts Law and Social Control

CCJ 6902 CCJ 7019 CCJ 7096 CCJ 7457 CCJ 7708 CCJ 7725 CCJ 7727 CCJ 7747 CCJ 7752 CCJ 7775 CCJ 7785 CCJ 7919 CCJ 7980

PhD Courses Qualitative Criminal Justice Research Methods Seminar in the Nature of Crime Seminar in Criminal Justice Systems Seminar in Criminal Justice Theory Advanced Quantitative Methods for Criminal Justice Research The Geography of Crime: Theory and Methods Advanced Research Methods in Criminal Justice Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Criminal Justice Research Structural Equation Modeling in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Research in the Community Teaching Criminal Justice Doctoral Research Doctoral Dissertation

CJC 6135 CJC 6165 CJC 6486 CJC 7029

Seminar in Institutional Corrections Seminar in Community Corrections Seminar in Correctional Effectiveness Advanced Seminar in Corrections

CJE 6320 CJE 6456 CJE 6706 CJE 7029

Seminar in Police Administration Seminar in Policing Urban Communities Seminar in Police Socialization and Culture Advanced Seminar in Law Enforcement

CJJ 6124 CJJ 6126 CJJ 6546

Seminar in Prosecuting Juvenile Offenders Seminar in Juvenile Corrections Seminar in Policing and Prevention in the Juvenile Justice System

CJL 7029

Advanced Seminar in Court Processes and Procedures


SENIOR SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The Senior Scholar Program is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students to experience graduate level coursework prior to completion of their bachelor’s degree. Exemplary students looking at applying for the Criminal Justice Master’s Program and continuing their education after their undergraduate careers are encouraged to become Senior Scholars.

ELIGIBILITY  Completion of 90 credit hours (senior standing)  Completion of ALL criminal justice core courses  3.0 cumulative OR 3.0 Criminal Justice GPA

POLICIES  Only 5000 level courses*  Courses count towards upper-level CJ elective credit  Up to 9 credits may be taken and transferred into MS program upon acceptance *Course with both undergrad and grad section will not be considered (i.e.. seminars, study abroad)

To participate contact: Department of Criminal Justice HPA1, suite 311 407-823-2603


CAMPUS RESOURCES See catalog for detailed information on each services as well as complete listing of campus resources

CAREER SERVICES

CSEL, Room 140

407-823-2361 career.ucf.edu

Sponsors expos and fairs, career planning classes and employer recruiting visits. Provides information on Occupation Outlook for various careers.

CJ ADVISOR

HPA1, Room 311

407-823-2603 ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice

Provides information about graduate degree requirements, course planning, university procedure navigation, career opportunities.

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CAPS, Room 101 407-823-2811 caps.sdes.ucf.edu Provides psychological and academic testing. Mental health counselors and test administrators help students explore and resolve issues / concerns.

GRADUATE STUDIES

Millican Hall, Room 230

407-823-2766

Assist with admissions, appeals, record changes, academic progress

FINANCIAL AID

Millican Hall, Room 107

407-823-2827

graduate.ucf.edu

finaid.ucf.edu/

Provides program eligibility chart and requirements for scholarships, grants and other financial aid questions. The website also includes access to forms and information about FAFSA and work study requirements and opportunities.

KNIGHTS PANTRY Ferrell Commons, Room 171 407-823-3663 studentunion.ucf.edu/knights-pantry Offers food, clothing, shoes, toiletries and other donated items at no cost to students.

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Ferrell Commons, Room 185 407-823-2371 sas.sdes.ucf.edu

Provides information and individualized services for students with documented disabilities. Services include assistance with registration, disabled parking decals, counseling and referral to campus or community services.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

HC building

407-823-2701

studenthealth.ucf.edu

Provides quality care for illnesses and accidents with an aggressive health education and lifestyle enhancement program.

STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES

SU, Room 304

Provides a variety of legal services, at no cost, to UCF students.

UCF IT SUPPORT CENTER

CSB, Room 103

407-823-2538

407-823-5117

it.ucf.edu

855-903-8576

ucf.edu/online

Provides a variety of computer support, e-mail password assistance and canvas questions.

UCF ONLINE CONNECT CENTER

General support for exclusively UCF Online students.

UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER

TCH, Room 109

Assists students who would like to improve their college-level writing skills.

sls.sdes.ucf.edu

407-823-2197

uwc.cah.ucf.edu

VETERAN’S ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER Arena, Room 100 407-823-2707 varc.sdes.ucf.edu Provides information regarding educational benefits for veterans and their dependents. Provides counseling for personal and academic concerns, tutoring and referral to community agencies. Monitors the academic progress of all students receiving DVA educational benefits.

VICTIM SERVICES

JTWC, Room 108

407-823-1200

victimservices.ucf.edu

Provides free, comprehensive victim advocacy services to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus who have been impacted by crime.


Health and Public Affairs I, Suite 311 407-823-2603 ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice

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