Department of Criminal Justice

Department of Criminal Justice

To help students pursue a variety of legal careers, the Department’s faculty and staff bring academic excellence and professional experience to their teaching in the undergraduate Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs. Scholarships may be available.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degrees are also available.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Degree Programs

Criminal Justice

The undergraduate program in Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree to the student seeking comprehensive education for a professional career in the Criminal Justice field.

The Criminal Justice track provides preparation for careers in corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement and security administration. Students complete 11 required courses, take at least three courses in one of the four specialization options (law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and security administration), and at least one course in each of the specialization options.

Criminal Justice – Plan of Study
Criminal Justice – Four Year Plan


Legal Studies

The Legal Studies track in the bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice is designed for students seeking to develop knowledge and skills pertaining to careers in law and legal fields.

For nearly 20 years, this has been an American Bar Association-approved paralegal education program, designed to train highly competent and well-rounded individuals for careers as paralegals/legal assistants or as court or other judicial administrators. The program is also excellent preparation for admission to law school.

Legal Studies Important Information
Legal Studies – Plan of Study
Legal Studies – Four Year Plan

  Location   Clement Hall 320
  Mail Address  P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124
  Phone   334-244-3692
  E-mail   jps@aum.edu
  Office Hours   8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
  Physical Address for Deliveries   7071 Senators Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
  Fax   334-244-3244

Faculty & Staff

Ioimo, Ralph
Head/Associate Professor
Clement Hall 319B

Hertenstein, Susannah
Administrative Assistant
319 Clement Hall

Chon, Don
Associate Professor
Clement Hall 320J
334 244-3726

Kaur, Prit
Associate Professor
Clement Hall 320-I
334 244-3697

Napper, Sarah
Assistant Professor
320 N Clement Hall

Pelfrey, Theresa
Associate Professor
Clement Hall 320K

Assistant Professor
320 H Clement Hall

Younker, Barr
Associate Professor
Clement Hall 320M

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