Criminal Justice

Description

The Bachelor of Arts program in Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama is an interdisciplinary program devoted to preparing students for graduate studies, law school and specialist careers in private industry, federal or state government. Faculty members in Criminal Justice have earned doctoral degrees in Criminology, Social Science, Justice, Law and Society and Sociology. Our research interests are diverse and typically transcend traditional criminal justice topics. For example, we have internationally renowned experts in HIV/AIDS, terrorism, drug addiction, domestic violence and eating and sexual disorders. We also examine the more traditional areas of crime, law enforcement, incarceration and court proceedings. Our focus is on an individualized learning experience for all students. As faculty, we pride ourselves on conducting research with students and our collaborative efforts with students often appear in journal articles and conference presentations.

Interests and Skills

The BA in Criminal Justice is particularly suited for students with an interest in computer fraud investigation, crime scene analysis, criminal investigation, studies in deviance, law and social control strategies, terrorism or who have a general broad based academic interest in crime and deviance studies.

Degree Options

We offer a Bachelor of Artse degree in Criminal Justice, a Minor in Sociology, and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with both thesis and nonthesis options.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Criminal Justice is a field that offers many employment opportunities, stable employment and often exciting jobs! Recent graduates work for Homeland Security, the Secret Service, Probation and Parole and many other state and federal agencies. Other have successfully completed law school and now work as attorneys. Other graduates work as drug rehabilitation specialists and as offender/victim advocates. Other recent graduates have been awarded paid assistantships to pursue advanced degrees.

Jobs of Experienced Alumni

We have alumni who are Police Chiefs, Attorneys and who work in supervisory positions in both state and federal corrections and law enforcement agencies. Many of our undergraduates have attended graduate programs and some have earned PhD's and now work as professors.

Criminal Justice (CJ)

Semester 1 Semester 2
MA COURSE EN 102
EN 101 HI COURSE
N COURSE N COURSE
HU OR FA FA COURSE
ELECT OR C PREREQ ELECTIVE COURSE
Semester 3 Semester 4
CJ 100 CJ 300
L COURSE CJ ELECTIVE
SB COURSE HI/L SEQ ELECTS
C OR FL C OR FL
ELECTIVE COURSE  
Semester 5 Semester 6
CJ 303 CJ ELECTIVE
CJ 306 MINOR 300-499
MINOR COURSE MINOR COURSE
SB COURSE W COURSE
ELECTIVE 300-499  
Semester 7 Semester 8
CJ 380 CJ 381
CJ 395 or CJ elective(s) CJ ELECTIVE
MINOR 300-499 MINOR COURSE
MINOR COURSE MINOR/ELECTIVE COURSE
  ELECTIVE 300-499

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