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B.S. in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University equips criminal justice majors with a solid understanding of the institutions, processes and current practices in the administration of criminal justice. The program encourages critical thinking and promotes the research, communication and professional skills necessary to pursue graduate and professional study in the area of criminal justice or pursue career opportunities in criminal justice, government, education and business.

As a criminal justice major, you’ll learn the basis of criminology through a diverse range of courses on juvenile justice, social problems, corrections and more. Then, you’ll take the knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it in practice through real-world internships at local and state agencies such as the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office or the National Park Service.

For criminal justice majors with an interest in the corrections field, ASU is proud to offer students the opportunity to train as corrections officers while still enrolled at ASU, through an innovative partnership with the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Criminal Justice Specializations

Criminal Justice majors must select one of the following three areas of specialization:

Minors in Criminal Justice

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers the following related minors:


Contact the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

Phone (334) 229-4362
Email: Dr. Anthony T. Adams

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Program Highlights

ASU’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers an innovative criminal justice internship program through a partnership with the Alabama Department of Corrections. The program allows criminal justice majors to train as state correctional officers while still in school at ASU. For more information contact Dr. Larry Spencer at (334) 229-4321.



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