UWF's Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice focuses on the issues of crime, policing, the judiciary, corrections, juvenile justice, and crime victims. The program prepares students to assume entry level positions in various criminal justice occupations including those in law enforcement, probation and parole, correctional facilities, the courts, and private security. The degree also prepares students for graduate study. The program is offered on the Pensacola and Emerald Coast campuses. For specific program requirements, visit the Online UWF Catalog.
The purpose of UWF's bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice/social work is to facilitate the enrollment of students as double-majors in both the Criminal Justice and Social Work Programs at the University of West Florida.* To earn a dual major in both Criminal Justice and Social Work, students must complete the following courses (63 credit hours) in addition to university requirements.
*CJ/SOW Dual Major is only available at Pensacola campus.
The UWF Legal Studies Program provides students with a broad understanding of basic principles of law and the role and function of the legal system. The focus is on fundamental legal knowledge, skills and ethical principles. It hones important tools such as critical thinking and analysis that are valuable in almost any job after graduation. While no specific major is prescribed for admission to law school, many pre-law students elect to major in legal studies. In addition to preparing students for law-related careers, the Legal Studies Program provides a foundation for law school or other graduate education. All of the full-time Legal Studies faculty members are attorneys who are graduates of ABA-Approved law schools and are available for law school advising. Pre-law students are encouraged to work closely with Legal Studies Faculty in planning their program of study.
For specific program requirements, visit the Online UWF Catalog.
The Criminal Justice Accelerated Bachelor’s — Master’s (ABM) program provides the opportunity for high-performing, academically talented students to expeditiously complete the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Criminal Justice degrees.
Students may minor in any of the following areas: