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Sociology and Criminology & Law

Transfer Policy


There are limitations on the transfer of credit from other institutions into your major:

  • Transfer students first need to make sure that coursework completed elsewhere was accepted by the University. Anyone with questions about this should check with the Registrar’s Office and/or the Academic Advising Center. Some criminal justice courses taken in community colleges are going to be categorized as “pre-professional” or “vocational” and will not be accepted by the University of Florida into a major housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Only first-or second-year courses in introduction to criminology, criminal justice, criminal law, criminal procedure, or law enforcement may be accepted for credit toward the major. Other lower division (1000 or 2000 level) courses accepted by UF apply toward the 120 credit hours needed to graduate but will not be part of the 34 credits needed for the major. Transfer students who have questions about transfer credits for the major can consult the undergraduate coordinator.
  • A maximum of 12 credits for Criminology courses can be transferred from another university to apply toward the major. Of these, only 6 credits can come from 1000 or 2000 level classes. Students who transfer 6 of these lower division credits into the major should NOT take UF’s CJL 2000.
  • Transfer students who wish to major in Criminology must be accepted into the program before they can register for most upper-division courses.