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Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences




Welcome! The Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences (CJSS) at Alabama State University offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice and a minor in criminal justice or sociology.  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.  Please select one of our career/curriculum paths 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 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)


Student and CJSS Alumni Spotlight (Coming Soon)

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