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Florida Criminal Justice Schools

  • 51 schools offering criminal justice degrees in Florida are in our database (see below).
  • Of the criminal justice programs in Florida, 44 offer associate’s degrees or certificates, 25 offer bachelor’s degrees and above, and 19 offer master’s or doctoral degrees.
  • 10 schools offering online criminal justice degrees in Florida ranked in US News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs: Daytona State College (#7), University of Florida (#11), Florida State University (#34), Palm Beach Atlantic University (#34), St. Leo University (#43), Florida Institute of Technology (#92), Florida International University (#100), Lynn University (#128), University of North Florida (#137), University of West Florida (#212).
  • 6 schools in Florida are on Kiplinger’s Best College Values: University of Florida (#2 in-state, #3 out-of-state), Florida State University (#16 in-state, #15 out-of-state), University of Central Florida (#36 in-state, #47 out-of-state), University of South Florida (#45 in-state, #26 out-of-state), University of North Florida (#67 in-state, #59 out-of-state), Florida International University (#72 in-state, #77 out-of-state).


Profiles of Well-Known Schools in Florida:

University of Central Florida: The University of Central Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The Department of Criminal Justice has two student organizations as well as an Honors Program in which undergraduates write and defend a thesis. The full-time faculty are well-known experts in correctional health, police culture, corrections, victim services, and police-community relations. Additionally, the Department of Criminal Justice at UCF has its own extensive database of internship opportunities at local, county, state, and federal agencies. The Honors Internship Program links students to a paid internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Saint Leo University (Online): Saint Leo University Online has eight distinct criminal justice programs ranging from an Associate of Arts to a Graduate Certificate. The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is 60 credit hours while the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (with a Criminalistics, Homeland Security, or no specialization) is 120 credit hours. The four Master of Science programs include the general graduate degree as well as Critical Incident Management and Forensic Science specializations, and the Criminal Justice Graduate Certificate is an 18-hour course of study. All online undergraduate criminal justice students are required to enroll in Introduction to Law and the Legal System, Survey of the Criminal Justice System, and Criminal Justice Ethics.

Florida Criminal Justice Salary and Jobs

Occupation Number Employed Average Annual Salary
Correctional Officers and Jailers 34,470 $43,330
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 4,060 $91,700
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 6,120 $75,350
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 40,370 $57,420

Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2015.4,5,6,7

Florida Criminal Justice Degrees

Florida’s growing criminal justice sector is well-served by institutions that offer traditional classroom, distance learning, or combination programs that can suit students’ needs and prepare individuals for success in the criminal justice field.

Although Florida does not directly border another country, it is nevertheless a major port of entry for international travelers which presents opportunities for border patrol agents. It also has a number of military installations with well over 100,000 personnel in-state. Finally, Florida is also home to a number of sites administered by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, including the Federal Correctional Center at Coleman which is in urgent need of individuals with criminal justice degrees to fill correctional officer positions. Florida’s population is projected to grow over the next 20 years.

Respected leaders who have graduated from universities in Florida

  • Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford – Florida State University, FL
  • Miami Chief of Police Manuel Orosa – Miami-Dade Community College, FL
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee – University of Tampa, FL
  • Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti – Florida Atlantic University, FL
Police Quote: Know what success looks like. If you want to survive and succeed in this profession then research, study then emulate the behavior, character, and style of law enforcement leaders who have been successful in each phase of their career. Then apply that practice to every aspect of your life. -Paul F. Sireci, Chief of Police of the Tampa International Airport Police Department and President of the Florida Police Chiefs Association

Florida’s Criminal Justice Employment Outlook

The unemployment rate in Florida as of May 2016 was 4.7%.8 This was equal to the national average and significantly below the state peak unemployment rate of 11.4% in February 2010.8 Government-related employment is a good indicator of jobs in the criminal justice field. The prospects for criminal justice jobs in Florida are excellent. Projections Central included the following employment projections for Florida criminal justice job opportunities:

  • Police and Sheriff Patrol: 1,790 annual openings; 46% in these positions report completing at least some college, with 24% holding an associate’s degree.9,10
  • Correctional Officers: 1,110 annual openings; 37% in these positions report completing at least some college, with 15% holding a post-secondary certificate.9,11
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: 190 annual openings; 37% in these positions report completing at least some college, with 21% holding an associate’s degree.9,12
  • Security Guards: 2,580 annual openings; 4% in these positions report completing at least some college.9,13
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants: 890 annual openings; 86% in these positions report completing at least some college, with 30% holding an associate’s degree and 44% holding a bachelor’s degree.9,14
  • Forensic Science Technicians: 110 annual openings; a bachelor’s degree is typically required for these positions.9

Job openings are estimated based on both jobs growth and replacements.

The Mercatus Center is a conservative think tank that rated the long-term solvency of each state government. After analyzing Florida’s budgeting process, cash/tax collection, and pensions, the Mercatus Center ranked the state 6th in the nation.15 This means that the state is well-positioned to continue to uphold its obligation to pay pensions to its employees.

Online and Florida Criminal Justice Schools

If you live in Florida, we recommend the following accredited campus-based and online criminal justice programs for students interested in pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in the growing field of criminal justice.

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Salary Information for Graduates in Florida

The average yearly salary of protective service employees, including police and patrol officers, in Florida was $40,510 as of May 2015.16 The Florida Highway Patrol is a major employer of criminal justice professionals and offers a starting salary of either $33,977 or $38,977 (depending on area), in addition to a generous benefits package.17 The Florida Department of Corrections is also hiring for a range of positions which include generous benefits.

Finally, many Florida cities are in need of criminal justice professionals. The Orlando Police Department strongly prefers that applicants have a 2- or 4-year degree, and offers a post-training base salary of $44,984.18 The Miami Police Department offers a base salary of $50,490 after completion of the academy and offers generous benefits, as well.19 At the other end of the state, the Pensacola Police Department hires police officers with generous benefits and a base salary of $32,968.20

Directory of Florida Universities Offering Criminal Justice Degrees

Bethune-Cookman College (Daytona Beach)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Homeland Security
Program | Air Force ROTC

Broward College (Fort Lauderdale)
Associate of Science | Crime Scene Technology
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: Crime Scene
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: Polygraph
Technical Certificate | Crime Scene Technician
Technical Certificate | Cybersecurity
Certificate | Police Academy Basic Recruit Training
Certificate | Corrections Officer Academy Basic Recruit Training
Certificate | Correctional Officer Crossover to Florida Law Enforcement Officer Academy
Certificate | Police Service Aide Academy
Certificate | Correctional Probation Officer Academy

City College (Casselberry, Gainesville)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Private Investigation Services

College of Central Florida, Ocala Campus (Ocala)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Bachelor of Science | Public Safety Administration Specialist
Certificate | Correctional Officer
Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology Specialist

Student Review: “Taking psychology classes at the College of Central Florida was convenient and very enlightening. I learned a lot while taking courses at CCF. My favorite psychology professor was Dr. Irvin Brown. I took Dr. Brown’s class in the classroom environment as opposed to online. Some of the psychology classes are available online but I often find it easier for me to learn in the classroom through lecture. I think that is why I liked Dr. Brown so much. I got lucky and signed up for the one psychology professor who liked to talk. In any event, I learned a tremendous amount of information from taking Dr. Brown’s class. He was a very thorough professor and I would take any class that he was teaching, psychology or not.” -Student at College of Central Floridastars-4

Daytona State College (Daytona Beach)
Associate of Science | Addictions Studies Specialization
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology Bridge
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology Bridge (online program)
Certificate | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Public Safety Telecommunication
Advanced Technical Certificate | Cybersecurity and Cyberforensics
Program | Florida Law Enforcement Academy
Program | Correctional Officer Recruit Training
Program | Criminal Justice Training

Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College) (Cocoa)
Associate of Science | Crime Scene Technology
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management
Applied Technical Certificate | Network Security Forensics
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | CMS Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Correctional Officer Cross-Over to FL CMS Law Enforcement
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Florida CMS Law Enforcement Officer
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over to FL CMS Correctional
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Public Safety Telecommunication

Edward Waters College (Jacksonville)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Applied Social Sciences | Criminal Justice
Master of Applied Social Sciences | Global Security and International Affairs
Master of Science | Community Psychology

Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Public Safety Administration
Master of Science | Criminology and Criminal Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Child Welfare
Certificate | Geographic Information Systems
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Child Welfare
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Geographic Information Systems

Florida Gateway College (formerly Lake City Community College) (Lake City)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology: Corrections
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology: General
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology: Law Enforcement
Certificate | Correctional Officer
Certificate | Crossover: Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement
Certificate | Crossover: Law Enforcement to Corrections
Certificate | Law Enforcement

Student Review: “My experience at Florida Atlantic University was mostly positive. The professors were friendly and helpful in most cases. I majored in English and most of my classes were related to literature and history. Some of the professors were a little too strict and expected us to know more then we were required to based on the level of the course. Most, however, were very laid back and easy. Some professors took the easy way out and made the students assign test questions and exam content instead of taking the time to do it themselves. They said it would make us think more about the subject matter so we’d be teaching each other in the process. One of my gripes with the university is that they enforce a mandatory transportation fee in order to ‘access the campus’. I don’t drive a car, so I’m already having to pay the bus company for public transportation. I don’t think it’s very fair of them considering the school is public, and it’s located on main roads within the community. Since it’s public, I fail to see how they’re providing me ‘access’. It just feels like another nonsensical surcharge so the university can profit more. Overall, the school was accommodating and tuition was reasonable. I’d recommend Florida Atlantic University for an interesting, exciting experience.” -Adam A., student at Florida Atlantic University
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Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Studies
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Forensic Studies

Student Review: “Florida Gulf Coast University was a great experience for me. The criminal justice professors were experienced, having many years of practice in the field. My criminal Justice teacher is actually still a member of the local crime scene unit. When going to Tallahassee Community College, I noticed that there was no change in quality of education. The professors there also taught at FSU which means I was getting the same education for less money. I believe that the criminal justice program was able to prepare me in the classroom. Scholarships were the main reason I was able to go to college. I am very thankful for the grants and scholarships I received for my good grades and financial situation. All In all I am the proof that no matter what, if you want something, you can find a way. And now I am hoping to get a job with the Tampa Police Department.” -Student at Florida Gulf Coast University
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Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Homeland Security (online program)
Bachelor of Arts | Forensic Psychology
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Science Degree for the Military
Master of Science | Information Assurance & Cybersecurity
Master of Science | Information Assurance & Cybersecurity (online program)
Minor | Forensic Psychology
Certificate | Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
Certificate | Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (online program)

Student Review: “The Florida Institute of Technology is definitely an interesting school. At around 14,600 undergrad and graduate students, it was small enough for a student needing assistance to get it, but big enough to not become boring. It is a school that requires a lot of you but pushes you to become a much better person. It is also a school showing a ton of improvement year to year. The first year I attended there was no wifi in the dorms and only the library and some of the school buildings had it. By my second year they spread the wifi to cover the entirety of campus based on the students’ requests. I personally went into the Engineering department which is a highly qualified department here at FIT, but there are also a lot who go into Business, Psychology, and other Sciences. Overall I highly recommend this school.” -Jessica K., student at Florida Institute of Technology
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Florida International University (Miami)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Science | Cyber Security
Master of Science | Forensic Science
Master of Arts | Disaster Management
Juris Doctor/ Master of Science in Criminal Justice | Dual Degree program
PhD | International Crime and Justice
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Addictions
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Program | Army ROTC

Student Review: “I went to Florida International University starting from 2008 to 2012. I joined a fraternity on campus. I had a good time attending classes and online classes. I started my time off badly with 1.89 GPA, but now pulled it up to 3.02 Cumulative GPA. We now have over 10,000 students attending classes on campus or online. One bad thing I want to say is the Fresh Food Company – I never go there at all. Maybe once in a blue moon. The food quality on campus at start was bad, but as time went by, it started getting better, with the additional Campus Station, and Moes, and Papa Johns. The classes themselves were a little tough from time to time, but mostly easy for me to understand. I also took some online classes and it really helped me a lot. I had an online class project that unexpectedly turned into a presentation to a group of people. So I will continue taking online classes. Some of my professors were very helpful, and some were just not helpful. I also got the Dean’s List last semester. I am glad I chose this university.” -Kirk S., student at Florida International University
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Student Review: “I had a fun time at Florida International University. I was enrolled in the Bachelor of Science criminal justice program. I really learned a lot from my courses and some of them were extremely challenging. Most of the professors I had were very approachable and always willing to help, however, there were a few sour ones who seemed to hate their jobs teaching (but only a small number). Overall, I feel like I got my money’s worth at FIU. My only real big complaint is that some of the more popular science classes were in big auditoriums with 200-300 students and it was very easy to get lost in them. You were pretty much left alone with your textbooks in these cases. However, the labs were really fun and small, and probably my favorite part of the whole program. I made some really good friends there. The campus itself is nice and has a lot of activities and clubs your can join.” -Student at Florida International University
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Florida Keys Community College (Key West)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Studies
Certificate | Addictions Studies
Program | Advanced/ Specialized Training
Program | Basic Law Enforcement Academy
Program | Corrections Basic Recruit Training Academy
Program | Crossover Corrections to Law Enforcement Academy
Program | Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer Academy

Florida Memorial University (Miami Gardens)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminology
Program | Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC)

Florida National College (Hialeah)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
Associate of Science | Emergency Administration and Management
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management
Technical Certificate | Emergency Administrator and Manager
Technical Certificate | Homeland Security and Emergency Manager
Technical Certificate | Digital Forensics
Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Officer
Certificate | Basic Corrections Officer
Certificate | Crossover From Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer
Program | Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC)
Workforce Certificate | Florida Law Enforcement Academy
Adult Education Course | Basic Self Defense
Adult Education Course | Florida Private Investigator Intern Training I
Adult Education Course | Florida Private Investigator Intern Training II

Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College) (Fort Myers)
Associate of Science | Crime Scene Technology
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Certificate | Addiction Studies
Certificate | Crime Scene Technician

Florida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
Associate of Science | Emergency Administration and Management
Associate of Science | Emergency Administration and Management (online program)
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management
Technical Certificate | Crime Scene Technician
Technical Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement Officer

Student Review: “I attended Florida State College at Jacksonville (or FCCJ before the name change) Kent Campus as a transient student, preferring the selective atmosphere and smaller class size than the one found at my university. I was pleasantly surprised. FSCJ always seemed like more than it was; it provided a complete college experience without the hangovers. My teachers were competent and really knew their stuff. The pace was slower than it was at my university, however I scraped by with a B and got outsmarted by other students daily, which shows that the quality of education was superb. I never ate at the food court so I can’t judge the food, however the library was always convenient and solitudinous. Kent Campus was located in the working class westside of Jacksonville, which always provided ample housing. Security was always nearby and crime was kept to a minimum, surprising given the amount of traffic and cars daily. Pound for pound, I enjoyed my time at FSCJ. It gave me a quality eduction, distilled of a lot of the distractions.” -Austin J., student at Florida State College at Jacksonville
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Florida State University (Tallahassee)
Bachelor of Science | Computer Criminology
Bachelor Degree | Criminology (online program)
Master of Science | Computer Criminology
Master of Science | Information Security
Master Degree | Criminology
Master Degree | Criminal Justice Studies (online program)
Joint Master Degree | Criminology/Public Administration
Joint Master Degree | Criminology/Social Work
PhD | Criminology and Criminal Justice
Minor | Computer Criminology
Certificate | Criminology

Student Review: “My university has been a great place to live at and study. With the exception of the heat, nothing else is bad about it. The classes are fun and taught by interesting people, the girls are beautiful, and the athletic events are the greatest. Football games start on the first weekend of the fall semester and you and 80,000 of your friends all show up to support your team. Basketball normally starts about half-way through the fall semester and they are getting better every year. I just finished up a summer semester and I cannot wait for the fall semester to begin, there is nothing but good times with great people to be had. This place is a great place to study!” -Bob J., student at Florida State University
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Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City)
Associate of Arts | Criminology
Associate of Arts | Criminology/ Criminal Justice (transfer degree)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science | Emergency Services Management
Certificate | Correctional Officer Academy
Certificate | Law Enforcement Academy
Certificate | Private Security Officer

Hillsborough Community College (Tampa)
Associate of Science | Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: General Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: Police
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: Corrections
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: Crime Scene
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice: Private Security
Associate of Science | Digital Forensics
Certificate | Corrections Academy
Certificate | Crime Analysis
Certificate | Crime Scene
Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
Certificate | Digital Forensics
Certificate | Fingerprint Training
Certificate | Homeland Security
Certificate | Law Enforcement Training Academy
Certificate | Private Security and Investigations
Certificate | Victim Advocacy

Hodges University (Naples)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Cybersecurity and Forensics (online program)

Indian River State College (Fort Pierce)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Information Technology Management/ Cyber Security
Bachelor of Public Administration | Emergency Planning and Management
Certificate | Emergency Management
Certificate | Homeland Security Emergency Manager
Certificate | Criminal Justice Investigator
Career Training Program | Correctional Officer: Basic Recruit Training
Career Training Program | Correctional Officer Crossover from Law Enforcement Officer
Career Training Program | Criminal Justice Leadership Academy
Career Training Program | Law Enforcement: Basic Recruit Training
Career Training Program | Law Enforcement Officer Crossover from Correctional Officer
Career Training Program | Private Security Officer
Program | Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Student Review: “ITT Technical Institute was not a very good experience for me. They touted themselves as being on the cutting edge of technology instruction, yet their textbooks were not industry certified textbooks. The books used were written by an Indian company and contained many technical, spelling and grammatical errors. Most of my instructors were knowledgeable, since they mainly worked in the industry, but the school administration was not interested in the students. Administration was only concerned about making sure they had your money. Speaking of money, ITT Tech is an insanely over-priced private institution. I racked up student loans that I will be paying on for the rest of my life. The only upside…the schedule. I was able to go to school while still maintaining my full-time position. However, I would not recommend ITT Technical Institute to anyone I cared about.” -Jerome S., student at ITT Technical Institute

Johnson & Wales University (North Miami)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
Associate of Arts | Homeland Security
Associate of Science | Crime Scene Technology
Master of Arts | Criminal Justice
Master of Arts | Homeland Security
Master of Science | Information Security

Lake-Sumter Community College (Leesburg)
Associate of Arts | Public Safety
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Certificate | Digital Forensics

Lynn University (Boca Raton)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science
Master of Science in Administration | Criminal Justice Administration (online program)

Student Review: “My time at Lynn University was great. My experience in the Criminal Justice program was amazing. I loved learning about the Criminal Justice system. The professors were all still working in the system and were very knowledgeable. I found knowing that they were still active in the system very reassuring. I find it easier to learn and take the advice of those still active in the area in which they teach as opposed to ones who inactive. The program curriculum was challenging enough to keep us constantly thinking. Professors are in their offices at scheduled times during the day, every day. I felt like the program was designed specifically for me. Taking classes online were no different than taking it in person, because the professor was just as available to the students. The classes were all so interesting and meaningful because they helped me understand what I was learning better. I would have enjoyed going on field trips in this program if they were provided.” -Student at Lynn University
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Miami Dade College (Miami)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Technology: General
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology: Crime Scene Technology
Associate of Science | Forensic Science
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management (online program)
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Crime Scene Investigation
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Crime Scene Investigation (online program)
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Emergency Management
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Emergency Management (online program)
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Probation and Parole
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Probation and Parole (online program)
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Management: Security and Loss Prevention (online program)
College Credit Certificate | Crime Scene Technology
College Credit Certificate | Homeland Security

Student Review: “Miami Dade College is a great place for commuter and international students. They have about 5-6 different locations all over the city. They have all kinds of degrees, including an aviation program at Tamiami Airport, which is neat. There is an even mix of good and bad professors, like most places, but they are quite experienced nonetheless and even write their own textbooks. The only drawback is that, as located within an urban area, the school gets overwhelmed with students and sometimes its hard to find library space or time with an advisement counselor.” -Michael O., student at Miami Dade College
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North Florida Community College (Madison)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Arts | Public Safety: Applied Social Science
Associate of Arts | Public Safety: Public Safety
Certificate | Combined CJSTC: Corrections and Law Enforcement Basic Dual Certification
Certificate | Correctional Officer Cross-Over to Florida Law Enforcement Academy
Certificate | Florida Law Enforcement Academy
Certificate | Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Academy
Certificate | Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over to FL CMS Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Academy

Northwest Florida State College (Niceville)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Studies (transfer degree)
Associate of Arts | Criminology (transfer degree)
Associate of Arts | Computer Criminology (transfer degree)
Associate of Arts | Forensic Science (transfer degree)
Associate of Arts | Public Safety Mgt (transfer degree)
Associate of Arts | Public Safety/ Homeland Security (transfer degree)
Associate of Arts | Public Safety and Security (transfer degree)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Science | Emergency Administration & Management
Program | Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer Basic (PSAV)
Program | Correctional Officer Basic (PSAV)
Program | Law Enforcement Officer (Basic) (PSAV)
College Credit Certificate | Digital Forensics
College Credit Certificate | Emergency Administrator and Manager
College Credit Certificate | Homeland Security Emergency Manager

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Health Services | Child Protection (online program)
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution (online program)
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Conflict & Crisis Management
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Conflict & Crisis Management (online program)
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Culture and Ethnic Conflict
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Culture and Ethnic Conflict (online program)
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: International Peace and Conflict
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: International Peace and Conflict (online program)
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Organizational and School Conflict
Master of Science | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Organizational and School Conflict (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Science | Disaster and Emergency Preparedness (online program)
Master of Science | Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Criminal Justice Specialty (online program)
Master of Science | Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Cyber Security Specialty (online program)
Master of Science | Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Maritime Safety & Security Specialty (online program)
Master of Science | Forensic Psychology (online program)
Master of Science | National Security Affairs (online program)
PhD | Criminal Justice
PhD | Criminal Justice (online program)
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution (online program)
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Conflict & Crisis Management
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Conflict & Crisis Management (online program)
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Culture and Ethnic Conflict
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Culture and Ethnic Conflict (online program)
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: International Peace and Conflict
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: International Peace and Conflict (online program)
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Organizational and School Conflict
PhD | Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Organizational and School Conflict (online program)
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Forensic Studies
Minor | Geographic Information Science
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | National Security Affairs

Student Review: “I began studying at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) via their online marine science program in 2009. At the time, I was working a FT job and did not live in Fort Lauderdale. After taking one class online, I decided to move to Ft. Lauderdale and begin taking full-time classes. Looking back, I would choose another school because I do not think this school is challenging enough. I was in the Master’s Program and I never felt that I was really being challenged. Most of the online classes are mundane because the professors use the same content over and over. Most of them do not update their information. If I had it to do over again I would not choose NSU. The academic challenge is not comparable to the cost of attendance. Low challenge and high cost.” -Ashley L., student at Nova Southeastern University
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Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach)
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science

Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth)
Associate of Science | Crime Scene Technology
Associate of Science | Emergency Management
Associate of Science/ Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology: Law Enforcement Track
Associate of Science/ Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Non-Sworn Track
Bachelor of Applied Science | Information Management: Security & Network Assurance (IT Forensics)
Certificate | Corrections Officer
Certificate | Emergency Management (online program)
Certificate | Law Enforcement Officer
Certificate | Security & Automation Technician
College Credit Certificate | Crime Scene Technology
College Credit Certificate | Homeland Security Specialist
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate | Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate | Criminal Justice Academy- Law Enforcement Officer
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate | Criminal Justice Academy-Corrections Officer
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate | Cross-Over CMS Law Enforcement Officer to Correctional Officer
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate | Cross-Over Correctional Officer to CMS Law Enforcement Officer
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate | Public Safety Telecommunications
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate | Security & Automation Systems Technician
Program | 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Academy

Pasco-Hernando Community College (New Port Richey)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Correctional Technical Certificate | Basic Recruit Training Program: Law Enforcement Officer
Technical Certificate | CMS Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer Basic Recruit Training Program
Technical Certificate | Correctional Officer Crossover Training to FL CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit
Technical Certificate | Correctional Probation Officer Crossover to FL CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program
Technical Certificate | Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program
Technical Certificate | Law Enforcement Officer Crossover to Florida CMS
Technical Credit | Criminal Justice Basic Training

Pensacola State College (Pensacola)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (transfer degree)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Science | Cyber Forensics
College Credit Certificate | Crime Scene Technician
Vocational Certificate | Public Safety Telecommunicator

Polk State College (Winter Haven)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Corrections Officer
Vocational Certificate | CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit
Vocational Certificate | Correctional Officer Crossover Training to FL CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit
Vocational Certificate | Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training

Remington College (Tampa)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)

Saint Leo University (Saint Leo)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Criminalistics
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science | Cybersecurity
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice: Corrections (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice: Critical Incident Management (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice: Forensic Psychology (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice: Forensic Science (online program)
Master of Science | Criminal Justice: Legal Studies (online program)
Master of Science | Critical Incident Management
Master of Science | Cybersecurity
Master of Science | Cybersecurity (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Criminal Justice Management
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Criminal Justice Management (online program)

Student Review: “I obtained my BA in Criminal Justice from the Saint Leo University online program. Certain aspects of the program were good and some were not. For example, before starting online, I had to attend my first term at one of the university locations. I really enjoyed taking classes onsite. I was able to meet with other classmates and the instructors were very helpful. With work and family I had to complete the remaining of the program online. Online classes start every 8 weeks, which helps in completing the program in less time. Weekly class discussion, the course materials and instructors’ availability were all good aspects of the program. One improvement I think could be made to the program is face-to-face interaction via web streaming between instructors and students. Nevertheless, the program overall is good!” -Student at Saint Leo University
stars-3

Saint Thomas University (Miami Gardens)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Business Administration | Management: Cyber Security Management
Bachelor of Science | Fire and Emergency Services Management (online program)
Joint Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Arts Express Degree | Criminal Justice
Master of Accounting | Forensic Accounting
Master of Arts | Criminal Justice
Master of Business Administration | Cyber Security
Master of Science | Cyber Security Management
Minor | Forensic Criminal Justice
Certificate | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Homeland Security and Terrorism Control
Certificate | Justice Administration
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Justice Administration

Santa Fe Community College (Gainesville)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (transfer degree)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Certificate | Correctional Officer
Certificate | Crossover Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement
Certificate | Law Enforcement

Seminole State College of Florida (Sanford)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (transfer degree)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
Technical Certificate | Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Leadership
Technical Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology Specialist (online program)
Technical Certificate | Gang Investigations
Technical Certificate | Homeland Security
Technical Certificate | Homeland Security Specialist
Technical Certificate | Homeland Security Professional (online program)
Vocational Certificate | Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer
Vocational Certificate | Correctional Officer Cross-over Training to FL CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program
Vocational Certificate | Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit
Vocational Certificate | Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over Training to FL CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program
Vocational Certificate | Private Security Officer
Vocational Certificate | Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program

Student Review: “Before attending Seminole State College of Florida, I had a hard time with a number of issues and it resulted in me dropping out high school and obtaining my G.E.D certificate. However, since enrolling into Seminole State College of Florida, the excellent professors there were able to give me the guidance necessary to do really well. Seminole State College of Florida set the course for me to achieve a higher education for myself, and even dramatically improved my study habits immediately upon enrolling. The professors and staff members are very patient and understanding of my needs, and are always easily accessible through set office hours. Graduates of Seminole State College of Florida are given the ability to pursue higher degrees at a state university, allowing me the opportunity to strive for more in my academic career. With a constantly growing campus, one can always make new friends but without the feeling of being overly crowded. This allows for a perfect academic environment to study and learn in.” -Long T., student at Seminole State College of Florida
stars-5

South Florida Community College (Avon Park)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Science | Network Systems Technology: Digital Forensics Track
College Credit Certificate | Digital Forensics
Occupational Certificate | Correction to Law Enforcement
Occupational Certificate | Correctional Officer
Occupational Certificate | Correctional to Correctional Probation
Occupational Certificate | Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer
Occupational Certificate | Law Enforcement to Correctional

Student Review: “South Florida State College is a great school. I completed the Criminal Justice program and am highly satisfied. What I like most about South Florida State College is that the class sizes are small. There would be no more than twenty to thirty students in a class. This was beneficial for me as I was able to have a lot of personal attention from my professors. I was also able to benefit from listening to some of our local law enforcement officers as guest speakers. South Florida also set me up with internships at the local Department of Corrections office and our career center also helped me find employment opportunities. Another positive feature of South Florida State College is that they have four different campuses which make it easier for students who live in various parts of the county. They also offer a lot of classes online. I was able to learn at my own pace and my professors were readily available when I had a question. I honestly cannot say a bad thing about South Florida as it was a great college to attend.” -Shawn S., student South Florida State College
stars-5

St. John’s River Community College (Palatka)
Associate of Science | Computer Related Crime Investigation
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
Vocational Certificate | Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to FL Law Enforcement Academy
Vocational Certificate | Florida Corrections Officer Academy
Vocational Certificate | Florida Law Enforcement Officer Academy
Vocational Certificate | Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over Training to FL CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program
Vocational Certificate | Private Security Officer
College Credit Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
College Credit Certificate | Digital Forensics
College Credit Certificate | Geographic Information Systems

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice Studies (transfer degree)
Bachelor of Applied Science | Homeland Security
Bachelor of Applied Science | Public Safety Administration

Student Review: “State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota is a small community college located in Manatee County, Florida. It has an extremely small campus. There is not a lot of social life available on campus considering they do not have any dorm rooms. They have a great baseball and volleyball team but that is basically all the decent sports teams. The professors are moderately knowledgeable. Some are very bad though. Make sure you ask around about professors before signing up for that professor’s class. The library is okay. It is pretty old and should be updated. Overall, I was just slightly satisfied with SCF. It is a great school if you want a cheap way to get your AA degree but a not so great of a school for pretty much everything else.” -Derek O., student at State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota

Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
Certificate | Armed Private Security Officer
Certificate | Corrections Basic Recruit
Certificate | Corrections-Crossover Law Enforcement to Corrections
Certificate | Corrections-Crossover Correctional Probation Officer to Corrections
Certificate | Correctional Probation Basic Recruit
Certificate | Correctional Probation-Crossover Correctional Officer to Correctional Probation Officer
Certificate | Correctional Probation-Crossover Law Enforcement to Correctional Probation Officer
Certificate | Law Enforcement Basic Recruit
Certificate | Law Enforcement-Crossover Corrections to Law Enforcement
Certificate | Law Enforcement-Crossover Correctional Probation Officer to Law Enforcement
Certificate | Telecommunications
Certificate | Unarmed Private Security Officer
Program | ROTC

The University of West Florida (Pensacola)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice/ Social Work
Bachelor of Science | Cybersecurity
Bachelor-to-Master fast track program | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Science in Administration | Cybersecurity (online program)
Master of Science in Administration | Geographic Information Science
Certificate | Geospatial Cybersecurity
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Forensic Studies
Minor | Juvenile Justice
Minor | Military Science (ROTC students only)
Minor | Substance Abuse

University of Central Florida (Orlando)
Bachelor of Arts | Communication & Conflict
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Scholar’s Track
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice: Scholar’s Track
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science: Analysis Track
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science: Biochemistry Track
Master of Science | Criminal Justice: Professional Track
Master of Science | Criminal Justice: Research Track
PhD | Criminal Justice
PhD | Criminal Justice: Policing Theory and Research
PhD | Criminal Justice: Correctional Theory and Research
PhD | Criminal Justice: Juvenile Justice Theory and Research
PhD | Security Studies
Minor | Intelligence and National Security
Certificate | Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping
Certificate | Crime Scene Investigation
Certificate | Criminal Profiling
Certificate | Victim Advocacy
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Corrections Leadership
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Crime Analysis
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Criminal Justice Executive
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Juvenile Justice Leadership
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Police Leadership

Student Review: “I am in my last year at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and can confidently say that I had a great experience there. When I chose this school, a lot of people warned me that I might be overwhelmed or lost in the crowd at such a populous university, but that wasn’t the case at all. The hustle and bustle is exciting, and once you complete your general education courses class sizes minimize significantly. Most professors I have had are very good at being accessible to their students after or before class or in scheduled office hours. I also highly recommend the Honors in the Major program, which has allowed me to enroll in graduate courses as an undergraduate and work on a thesis. Minor dislikes include a lack of healthy and cheap food options on campus, the tons of butter and grease in the meal plan options for the one year I had one, and the worst tasting tap water I’ve ever had in my life – undrinkable. If you are in one of these somewhat neglected fields, you’ll have to work to be at the top of the program in order to be on the same playing field as other students applying for graduate school.” -Alise V., student at University of Central Florida
stars-4
Student Review: “The general education classes are overcrowded and often taught by teachers who don’t care or try. Working with the administration for scheduling and financial aid is quite possibly the most obnoxious thing I’ve ever had to deal with. However, I’ve heard good things about the engineering and pre-med majors at UCF.” -Rebecca G., student at University of Central Florida
stars-3

University of Florida (Gainesville)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminology and Law
Bachelor of Arts | Criminology and Law (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Fire and Emergency Services Management
Master of Arts | Criminology, Law, and Society
Master of Science | Forensic Science (online program)
Master of Science | Forensic Science: Forensic DNA & Serology (online program)
Master of Science | Forensic Science: Forensic Drug Chemistry (online program)
Master of Science | Forensic Science: Forensic Toxicology (online program)
Master of Science | Veterinary Forensic Medicine (online program)
Combined Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Arts Degree | Criminology
PhD | Criminology, Law, and Society
Minor | Military Science and Leadership
Certificate | Fire and Emergency Services Management
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Addiction and Recovery (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Drug Chemistry (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Death Investigation (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic DNA & Serology (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Toxicology (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Veterinary Forensic Medicine (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Wildlife Forensic Sciences & Conservation (online program)

Student Review: “The Criminology department at the University of Florida offers a wide array of useful resources in conjunction with a large selection of classes. The professors were always extremely engaging, and offered several opportunities to interact with local law enforcement officials as a means of improving our experience. This included ride-alongs with the Gainesville Police Department, lectures from Florida government officials, and conversations with staff from the District 8 Medical Examiner’s Office. Office hours are held by all teachers and teaching assistants, often multiple days a week. Online courses are well organized and engaging. Several courses are taught by the staff of the C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory, who offer outstanding opportunities to become involved with forensics. Forensic classes involve intensive tactile learning with skeletal remains. My experience has been nothing short of extraordinary.” -Rachel U., student at University of Florida
stars-5
Student Review: “I have had the privilege of attending the University of Florida for both undergraduate and starting this fall, I will be attending law school here. The greatest thing about the University of Florida is the sense of community it has. Alumni are always willing to help with internships, jobs or just generally giving advice. Additionally the university as a whole has a great balance between academic prestige and enjoyment which teaches students the social skills they need to progress in life without sacrificing the quality of education that other schools sometimes do. Overall, my experience as a gator has been a great one.” -James F., student at University of Florida
stars-5
Student Review: “The University of Florida provided me with excellent opportunities. Although it was easy to get turned into a mere number rather than a person at a university of tens of thousands of students, I was able to find my niche within the campus. The language program for my minor of Arabic Language and Literature was a very tight-knit community of students who were able to learn and grow together throughout the four-years of language study. Once I reached upper-division courses, classroom size became much smaller and this allowed for better discussion between classmates and professors. The flexibility of upper division schedules at the University of Florida provide students with an opportunity to learn more specific information that is tailored to the careers that they are pursuing. These smaller classes also foster professional and personal relationships between students and professors that prove beneficial in the pursuit of future graduate studies or career opportunities. I thoroughly enjoyed my years at the University of Florida and am thankful for the doors that the University has opened for me.” -Brittney B., student at University of Florida
stars-4

University of North Florida (Jacksonville)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice

Student Review: “The four year BA degree Criminal Justice program at the University of North Florida is a decent program. Most of the instructors are retired law inforcement officers, so they are very knowledgable in the subject area. They also have a lot of connections within the community for additional learning opportunities. About half of the classes in the program can be completed online. The program does require that you select a minor from any area, so keep that in mind when registering for classes and electives. There is also a final unpaid intership required at a criminal-justice related facilty. The internship is generally in the last semester before graduation, and requires a minimum of 180 hours. While the school staff will assist you in placement, it is ultimately up to the student to secure an internship site. Overall good program.” -Rebecca H., student at University of North Florida
stars-4
Student Review: “The University of Phoenix was a decent learning experience, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The course curriculum was a tad disappointing, often feeling as if it was just skimming the basics of each course enough for one to be able to pass said course. Most of the assignments were mundane simply requiring you to look up information in the text books and give your opinion on the subject. It’s a great opportunity to those with tight schedules, but for those who want to really take in information and learn I would not recommend it.” – Jonathan G., student at University of Phoenix
stars-4
Student Review: “University of Phoenix was an excellent choice for continued education in my circumstance. The courses are conducted on-line and students from all over the United States are enrolled. The Website is designed to be user friendly and provides a stress free environment to collaborate with faculty and other students. All resources are easily accessible from the Website. Another major advantage is that the books are all online. This provides a significant cost advantage over a traditional university. My experience with school faculty was always positive and they seemed to be experts in their field. I highly recommend this university for any working adult who has self-discipline and is computer literate.” -Brian S., student at University of Phoenix
stars-5

University of South Florida (Tampa)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminology
Bachelor of Arts | Sociology: Identity and Community
Bachelor of Arts | Sociology: Inequality and Social Justice
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science | Criminal Justice (partially online)
Bachelor of General Studies | Criminal Justice
Master of Arts | Applied Anthropology: Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
Master of Arts | Criminal Justice Administration
Master of Arts | Criminology
Master of Public Health | Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief, and Homeland Security
Master of Science | Cyber Intelligence
Master of Science | Cybersecurity
Master of Science | Digital Forensics
Master of Science | Information Assurance
PhD | Applied Anthropology: Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
PhD | Criminal Justice Administration
Minor | Community Engaged Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Minor | Criminology
Minor | Military Science
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Compliance, Risk, and Anti-Money Laundering (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Criminal Justice Administration (partially online)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Crime Scene Investigation for Violent Crimes (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Cybersecurity: Cyber Intelligence (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Cybersecurity: Digital Forensics (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Cybersecurity: Information Assurance (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Disaster Management (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Genocide and Human Rights
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Homeland Security (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Positive Behavior Support (online program)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Safety Management
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Violence and Injury: Prevention and Intervention
Certificate | Community Engaged Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Student Review:“The University of South Florida is truly an underappreciated school. At 45,000+ students, it’s one of the largest universities in the country. It has many initiatives for undergrads to get involved in school activities and a strong sports program that has seen its teams nationally ranked. As far as research, it has several shining spots, including its health department and computer science, which is the #1 ranked computer science program in the state. The campus itself is very pretty, lots of green, lots of quiet places to sit outside on benches and relax in the nice Florida sun. The student center has been recently remodeled and is now a very nice building with a food court featuring several restaurants, an upscale buffet, several study rooms, and a movie theater.” -Joshua Finnis, student at University of South Florida
stars-4
Student Review: “Attending the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee–one of three branch campuses of the University system was, in fact, one of the best experiences of my life. Although smaller than the main campus in Tampa, the Sarasota-Manatee campus was a perfect size for both staff and students. Furthermore, it was a great place to meet friends and the staff were very helpful whenever I was in need. The faculty were outstanding and were extremely knowledgeable in their fields of study–this was evident in each class I took in various departments. Nevertheless, as a smaller campus, parking would seem to be adequate yet in fact, it was impossible to find a space before classes began. The campus, moreover, shared a library with a contiguous university which was daunting during final exams week but overall was a great source for research and studying. From 2009 to 2012, the professors I worked with were superb in their areas of expertise and offered unending help whenever I had questions or needed further assistance in the course, research skills, or writing. For a smaller campus, the faculty to student ratio was perfect which in turn created a sense of an academic family. As a history major, the history program was fantastic but USF’s history department is not the only department worthy of respect. For example, the engineering and business schools, and especially the medical fields of study are ranked in the top ten nationally for research, and internationally for its ever-expanding high-tech research and faculty publications. As a recent graduate and now a USF alumni, I can call USF home and am extremely proud to be a graduate of the University of South Florida.” -Joshua D., student at University of South Florida
stars-4

Valencia Community College (Orlando)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
Certificate | Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer
Certificate | Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
Certificate | Correctional Officer
Certificate | Crossover: Corrections to Law Enforcement
Certificate | Cyber Security
Certificate | Digital Forensics
Certificate | Homeland Security Specialist
Certificate | Homeland Security Law Enforcement Specialist
Certificate | Law Enforcement Officer
Certificate | Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate

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13. O*Net OnLine, Security Guards: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-9032.00
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