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Fast Facts

  • The J. Frank Barefield, Jr. Department of Criminal Justice is affiliated with UAB's Institute for Human Rights and the UAB Center for Cyber Security.
  • A bachelor's degree is required for most state and federal positions. While job candidates may be hired without a degree in some municipal and county agencies, career advancement may be limited.

About the Program

As a criminal justice student, you'll not only learn about crime and justice—you'll also gain critical skills in analyzing and communicating. In fact, with your degree, you can pursue careers in law enforcement – including cyber crime investigation – and social services, business, and education.

We’ll train you in the areas of corrections, criminology, forensic science, juvenile justice, law, policing, computer forensics, and other positions. Your courses will teach you the theories of crime and delinquency, as well as the logic, procedures, and ethical foundations associated with our nation's justice system. Finally, during your senior year, we'll set you up with an internship at an agency such as the FBI, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Drug Enforcement Agency, or the Jefferson County Family Court.

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This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

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This program can be taken completely online.

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If you are a current student and wish to change your major, be sure to speak with your current advisor(s). Find your advisor(s) listed on your student profile page when you log in to BlazerNET.

Then you can change your major on BlazerNET. Find more information here.

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