The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest and most diverse College in the state. Our department is over 40 years old and employs award-winning faculty who teach and conduct research on a broad range of social problems. The department fosters intellectual curiosity in all of our students and many are directly involved in faculty research projects.
In 2014, the University of Alabama approved the development and implementation of a new minor in Cyber Criminology housed within the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department’s undergraduate program. The 18-credit hour minor began in Fall 2015 and includes classes within the department, as well as the computer science, psychology, and accounting departments. Courses offered include Introduction to Cybercrime, Law Enforcement in the Digital Age, Cyber Law and Policy, and Digital Forensic Investigations. Check out the degree requirements and course descriptions here.
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice also houses a graduate program that offers a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice, in which students are able to take courses that focus on cyber security and warfare, and law enforcement and legal developments related to cyberspace.
Within both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through internships with a wide range of law enforcement agencies (e.g., the U.S.S.S. Electronic Crimes Task Force, the FBI, Tuscaloosa Police Department), fusion centers (e.g., Alabama Fusion Center), and other investigational organizations (e.g., the Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force).