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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|CJ 303||CJ ELECTIVE|
|CJ 306||MINOR 300-499|
|MINOR COURSE||MINOR COURSE|
|SB COURSE||W COURSE|
|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|
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