Serve your community by keeping it safe. Now more than ever before, the world needs committed and capable criminal justice personnel. With a bachelor’s degree from AUM’s Criminal Justice program, you’ll be qualified for a variety of criminal justice jobs at the local, state, and federal level. You’ll take at least one course from each of the specialization options: law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and security administration. This major provides broad academic preparation in both general education and advanced course work of a specialized nature in either the criminal justice track or the legal studies track. Students in this program get hands-on experience during their internship.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
The most recent median annual wage for criminal justice occupations was $76,860 – more than twice the median annual wage for all occupations. You can explore potential available careers through the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample
Median Annual Pay
Job Growth through 2028
Police Officers and Detectives
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Department of Criminal Justice
Auburn University at Montgomery
Clement Hall 319
The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Course sampling specific to the Criminal Justice concentration includes:
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