Learn More About Our 100% Online Programs

Learn More About Our 100% Online Programs


Designed for Working Adults, 100% Online


accelerated programs

25% discount for first responders and public safety officials

No application fees and
free transfer credit evaluation

24/7 free tutoring and

Earn your degree in as little as 2 years

25% discount for active military, veterans and families

1:1 attention from student success coach

Be a Catalyst for Positive Change

With a Criminal Justice Degree from Averett University

Step up and make a difference. Averett University’s accredited online criminal justice degrees will provide you with the powerful knowledge and practical skills that will help you effect positive change in turbulent times. Our curriculum was developed with significant input from regional advisory boards and teaches a proactive community approach to your work in the field. You’ll benefit from our proven commitment to criminal justice reform and our active partnerships with Human Service Agencies, Criminal Justice Academies and Professional Associations. All of our programs are online, accredited, affordable and offer flexible schedules designed to fit into your busy life. We have no application fees and offer reduced tuition for members of the military and employees of our Criminal Justice Advisory Board. Ask to see if you qualify!

Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice Degree

Through our curriculum, you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need for a variety of criminology and sociology roles. You’ll learn about the U.S. court system, criminal law, corrections, human services, juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation and intervention. You’ll gain insight into the impact of social class on criminal causation and how a community approach to criminal justice benefits all constituents. And you will discover how to turn theory into action to develop real-world solutions to complex human service challenges. 


Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Designed for those already working in criminal justice, the M.S. in Criminal Justice program will help you acquire the advanced knowledge and administrative skills you need to become a leader in the field. You will learn the benefits of community building, peacekeeping and community-focused problem solving as you analyze crime and criminal behavior. We’ll help you hone your critical analysis skills so you can lead with vision to tackle the diverse needs of today’s criminal justice agencies and the communities they serve.


Averett University offers students learning experiences that mirror real-life situations. This means you can put tonight’s lesson to the test during tomorrow’s workday.

You’ll gain insight in small classes led by industry-experienced instructors.

Finally, our course formats make balancing work, family and higher education more convenient.


Learn how you can earn so much more than a degree at Averett University

Averett University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Averett University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Why Averett?

"My degree from Averett gives me a competitive advantage and prepared me for the changes in 21st-Century police leadership in a time of changing law enforcement expectations." 

—Henry Steve Richardson, BSCJ 


Averett University is committed to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, to providing opportunities that will be transformative for our region and beyond, and to addressing needs with our high-quality academic programs.

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