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department of criminal justice & Social Sciences





The Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences (CJSS) at Alabama State University offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice as well as a minor.  Students who wish to pursue careers in criminal law, law enforcement, government, juvenile rehabilitation, corrections, social welfare, and much more, look no further! Learn from our experienced and passionate faculty who bring real-life professional work experiences. 

Major Requirements:

Criminal Justice Curriculum Guide page 1

Criminal Justice Curriculum Guide page 2

Click here to download a copy.

*Note: Students who were enrolled in the program prior to the 2023-24 school year may adhere to the previously approved curriculum. Those guides are linked below:

Law Enforcement Concentration

Corrections Concentration

Juvenile Justice Concentration


Minor Requirements:

 To receive a minor in criminal justice you must complete 18 credit hours of criminal justice courses. Those requirements can be found here.

Contact Us!

If you have additional questions, please contact our office or one of our faculty members. (See the link below for our faculty list)

CJSS Administrative Secretary

Ms. Miranda O'Brien

Paterson Hall Room 122

(334) 604-8017 

Important CJSS Links

Faculty and Advisor’s Directory

Curriculum Guides and Minors

List of Jobs in Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

University’s Academic Calendar (Dates Subject to Change)

CJSS Student Organizations

Student Resources

Department Scholarships

CJSS Students of the Semester


Questions and Answers

General CJSS Q&A

Internship Q&A (Internship Handbook is located here)