Advising

Talk to Your Academic Advisor!

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to speak to an academic advisor as often as necessary to ensure their academic progress and success.

Who’s My Advisor?

Undergraduate Advising
Marva Ellington, Undergraduate Advisor
Cory Watkins, Ph.D., Undergraduate Program Director

Graduate Advising
Elexis Ritz, Graduate Advisor
Eugene Paoline, III Ph.D., Graduate Program Director

UCF Online
Todd Bricker, Ph.D

Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with a criminal justice program advisor, contact the Department of Criminal Justice at 407-823-2603.

Online Advising

The Department of Criminal Justice offers online education at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels (BA/BS in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Dual Master degree in Public Administration/Criminal Justice, select undergraduate and graduate certificates). UCF Online: Get Started

Although the information contained in this section may be useful for any student taking courses online in the Criminal Justice undergraduate program, it has been designed to focus exclusively on Criminal Justice Online Students who are taking all of their classes online and who have been through the virtual orientation. Students who are designated as UCF online-only students, must be particularly aware of their own need to navigate the systems, and should pay very close attention to the information that is provided by UCF in the online orientation and through the various information sources. Ultimately it is the student’s responsibility to enroll in classes when they are able to do so, and to properly read his/her degree audit so that s/he takes the appropriate courses. Advisors are here to help if it is needed, but material related to which courses meet each required category is available from various sources, and this tab is one of many resources available to provide guidance.

Students who have been admitted into the UCF Online Campus (enrolled through Online@UCF and taken Virtual Orientation) are considered virtual students and will be assigned an “online” major code. That means they may not participate in some campus-based activities, and they are restricted to take only online classes. There is a slight difference (decrease) in cost for UCF online-only students because those students are not required to pay campus-based fees.

Students who began enrollment at UCF in Fall, 2015 or later, may transfer into that category IF they have ONLY taken online courses to date and they only will take online classes in the future. If a student is an UCF online-only student and wants to participate in campus classes or activities, there is a ONE-TIME option to move out of that category to a campus-based category. This is a ONE-WAY transfer, and students may not be moved back into UCF Online.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Criminal Justice, B.A./B.S.
Program Type: Online Major
Credits Required: 120

Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. The Criminal Justice online undergraduate program provides a comprehensive core course structure, combined with a rich variety of upper-division electives to provide an excellent knowledge base in the field of Criminal Justice. The curriculum is designed (1) to prepare graduates for positions in the field of criminal justice in local, county, state and federal justice agencies, private security organizations, and related fields; and (2) to prepare students for graduate work in criminal justice or related disciplines. Students should plan their major or minor in consultation with an advisor.

For Advising and Program Information, contact Dr. Todd Bricker or call 407-823-2603.

See full curriculum requirements: CJ Online BA/BS Requirements.

Criminal Justice, M.S CJ and Dual M.P.A/M.S. CJ
Program Type: Online Major
Credits Required: 36/51

Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. The curriculum is designed (1) to prepare graduates for positions in the field of criminal justice in local, county, state and federal justice agencies, private security organizations, and related fields; and (2) prepare students to be grounded in the latest theories and learn how these theories affect each individual or organization within the system. Online advising for the graduate programs is available through Dr. Todd Bricker or call 407-823-2603.

FAQs and Important Links

Where can I find my degree audit? Go to your student center, MyUCF account, or the Registrar’s Office located in Millican Hall, Room 161.

I have a problem with my password, or I cannot log into MyUCF. Who should I contact? Contact the Help Desk at 407-823-5117.

What should I do if I am having problems with my computer when I am on a web course my system fails causing my grade to be affected? Contact tech support at Online@UCF. Here are three ways to contact them: Phone: 407-823-0407 Email: onlinesupport@ucf.edu Website

I have a HOLD on my registration. How can I get it removed? Contact the department which placed the hold or the Cashier’s Office (Pay fee)/or Registrar’s Office (Millican Hall).

Where do I go to find a Transient Student Form? From your web browser, go to facts.org, and submit the transient form electronically.

How do I Add or Drop a course? You may ONLY drop or add a course during the specified period of time during the first week of classes. The last day to drop a class is the Thursday of the first week of classes and the last day to add a class is the Friday of the first week of class. To drop or add a class, go to your student center (MyUCF) and follow prompts.

How do I withdraw from one or more classes? Go to your student center BEFORE the published withdrawal deadline and withdraw from the class.

How do I apply for grade forgiveness? Go to your student center BEFORE the published grade forgiveness deadline and request grade forgiveness. Students must be enrolled in the second attempt prior to applying for Grade Forgiveness, and requests must be submitted no later than the Withdrawal deadline for the term/session in which the course is being repeated.

How can I appeal a grade? First, you should try to have the matter resolved with your instructor. If the two of you cannot come to resolution on the grade, your next level of appeal is the Department Chair, Dr. Catherine Kaukinen. If there is need to appeal the decision further, the next level is the College, and Mr. Melvin Rogers.

How do I request a grade of Incomplete? Many instructors will not entertain a grade of Incomplete unless there are exigent circumstances. However, you may apply for a grade of Incomplete by contacting your instructor.

How can I have my transfer courses/credits count toward my General Education courses? Contact Academic Services, located in Millican Hall Room 210

How can I get approval for transfer course as a course substitution for my Criminal Justice major? Contact Ms. Ellington at 407-823-2603.

What should I do if I find out I'm on academic probation or disqualified from the university? There are steps you can take. You will need to contact Undergraduate Student Services Office (HPA 2 115).

How can I get a copy of my transcripts? Official transcripts must be ordered online through the MyUCF portal. Please see the Registrar’s web page for costs associated with transcripts.

I am getting ready to graduate. How do I file an application to graduate? Go to your student center and file on line first then Undergraduate Student Services Office (HPA 2 115). All intents must be submitted the semester before the student graduates. The deadline for submission is the Friday of the first week of classes the term BEFORE the student graduates.