Alabama Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Alabama Criminal Justice Programs
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34 criminal justice schools in our directory in Alabama

Criminal justice is a broad field with many career options. Depending on individual career goals, criminal justice graduates may find work as policemen, probation officers, corrections officers, crime scene investigators, and even FBI agents, among many others.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Alabama residents looking for criminal justice training programs have approximately 34 colleges and universities from which to choose.

Undergraduate criminal justice programs can be found at nearly all 34 of those schools and 11 of the schools also offer graduate programs. Knowing what type of program you want should play a factor when choosing a college. The cost of college is also often a large factor when choosing to attend college.

Tuition Assistance for Criminal Justice Programs in Alabama

Aspiring students may receive assistance through the Alabama Highway Patrol Association, an organization that offers scholarships to deserving criminal justice students. The Alabama Highway Patrol Associate offers the AHPA Scholarship, which is for dependent children of active, deceased, or retired law enforcement agents that were on duty for at least five years.

Students can also apply for the AHPA Memorial Golf Scholarship. Choosing the right program depends a lot on what your career aspirations may be. While a certificate or an associate degree may be all that’s required by some local law enforcement agencies, many individuals are choosing to pursue at least bachelor’s degrees to improve career options and earning potential. Wages vary by occupation.

Career & Employment Outlook for AL Criminal Justice

Alabama criminal justice and law enforcement secondary teachers earned average yearly salaries of $59,700 in 2014 while correction officers and jailers earned $32,700 and police officers and detectives earned $58,300. These figures came from a 2014 wage report by O*NET.

The employment outlook for Alabama criminal justice professionals looks very good. O*NET reports that criminal justice and law enforcement secondary teachers can expect an employment growth of fifteen percent between 2012 and 2022.

Correction officers and jailers could see a growth of four percent and approximately 180 new job openings while police and patrol office were predicted to see job growth of seven percent and approximately 420 annual job openings.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Alabama

Featured and sponsored campus based and online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Alabama

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Alabama

Alabama A & M University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Normal, AL 

Alabama State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Montgomery, AL 

Athens State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Athens, AL 

Auburn University at Montgomery
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Montgomery, AL 

Central Alabama Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Alexander City, AL 

Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Phenix City, AL 

Columbia Southern University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Orange Beach, AL 

Enterprise State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Enterprise, AL 

Faulkner University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Montgomery, AL 

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Dothan, AL 

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hanceville, AL 

George C Wallace State Community College-Selma
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Selma, AL 

Herzing University-Birmingham
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Birmingham, AL 

ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Bessemer, AL 

ITT Technical Institute-Madison
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Madison, AL 

ITT Technical Institute-Mobile
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Mobile, AL 

Jacksonville State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Jacksonville, AL 

Jefferson State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Birmingham, AL 

John C Calhoun State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Tanner, AL 

Judson College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Marion, AL 

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Birmingham, AL 

Miles College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Fairfield, AL 

Northeast Alabama Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Rainsville, AL 

Northwest-Shoals Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Muscle Shoals, AL 

Remington College-Mobile Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Mobile, AL 

South University-Montgomery
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Montgomery, AL 

Strayer University-Alabama
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Birmingham, AL 

The University of Alabama
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Tuscaloosa, AL 

Troy University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Troy, AL 

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Forensic Science and Technology


Birmingham, AL 

University of North Alabama
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Florence, AL 

University of South Alabama
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Mobile, AL 

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees available at campus locations across the United States or 100% online.

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Virginia College-Birmingham
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Birmingham, AL 

Virginia College-Huntsville
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Huntsville, AL