We prepare our students to solve societal issues, to understand and address problems facing our justice and legal infrastructures, to be informed and participate in politics and analyze economic trends in our society and around the globe.

Justice and Public Safety

Criminal Justice 

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 Four Year Plan

Legal Studies 

The Auburn Montgomery Justice and Public Safety Department has offered an American Bar Association-approved paralegal education program for nearly 20 years. The program is designed to train highly competent and well-rounded individuals for careers as paralegals/legal assistants or as court or other judicial administrators. It also is excellent preparation for admission to law school. Plus, you can complete the program while earning either a bachelor’s Justice and Public Safety - Legal Studies track or as master’s in Justice and Public Safety - Judicial Administration Option. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an ABA-approved certificate of program completion. 
Legal Studies Important Information
Legal Studies Four Year Plan

The Outreach Program paralegal certificate courses offered at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, are not ABA-approved. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Alabama law prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers, including legal assistants/paralegals.

Career Possibilities 
Criminal Justice


Legal Studies

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If you're interested in scholarships, please review the information on the Scholarships page. For more information please email jps@aum.edu or contact the faculty and staff of the Department of Justice and Public Safety.