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Criminal Justice Program Requirements

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice offers students broad academic exposure to the fields of criminal justice, criminology, and law while providing opportunities for students to concentrate in areas such as corrections, criminology, forensic science, juvenile justice, law, policing, and computer forensics. The primary mission of the program is to educate students by developing in them the knowledge and basic skills necessary to be successful in the field of criminal justice, including:

  • major theoretical explanations of crime/delinquency
  • the logic and procedures associated with the research process, including understanding statistical inference and hypothesis testing
  • the substantive, procedural, and operational aspects of the criminal justice system and its processes
  • the ethical foundations for the system

Course Catalog

A complete list of program requirements, courses, and a proposed four-year program of study for criminal justice majors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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