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Department of Criminal Justice and 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, along with a minor in criminal justice or sociology.  Students who wish to pursue careers in the 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. Select one of our career/curriculum paths that is designed to prepare students for an exciting career in criminal justice.


Majors with Concentrations

(Students “majoring” in Criminal Justice are REQUIRED to select a specialization/concentration).  This is NOT the same as a minor.

Criminal Justice specialization in Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice specialization in Corrections

Criminal Justice specialization in Juvenile Justice



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Contact Us!

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

CJSS Administrative Secretary

Miranda O'Brien

Paterson Hall Room 122



Important CJSS Links

CJSS 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)

Questions and Answers 

CJSS Student Committees

Student Resources


Photo Album


Student and CJSS Alumni Spotlight

(Coming Soon)