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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.
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).
"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.
Take your leadership skills to the next level by earning a Disaster Management Concentration with your MSCJ degree. This concentration will not only prepare you to handle any emergency in your community but will give you the skills to stand out amongst competitors in the job market.
Developed for both experienced and novice public safety practitioners who are moving through the promotional hierarchy within their public safety agency. We do not require a minimum amount of full-time work experience to be accepted into this concentration. This program is also developed and designed for individuals who are motivated or aspire to work in public safety.
Take your leadership skills to the next level by earning an Administration and Leadership Concentration with your MSCJ degree. This concentration prepares you for advanced roles in the Criminal Justice field. Convert theories into action with enhanced knowledge of crime, crime analysis, criminal behavior and solutions to community crime.
Developed to help you acquire the administrative skills and techniques you need to lead within criminal justice agencies, this program will improve your understanding of the criminal justice system and its challenges. Whether you are just beginning your criminal justice career or looking to take on a leadership role within your organization, this program will provide you with the knowledge, insight and tools you need.
Having an applied data analytics minor means that you have the skills you need to successfully monitor and translate data for organizations. In this program, you will learn skills that expand beyond just a degree and prepare you for your dream career.
Obtaining a minor expands your knowledge while opening up additional job opportunities and your future potential. A Business Administration Minor completed in addition to your major and general education coursework, illustrates your dedication and drive to learn, work hard and excel.
Students pursuing a minor in Business Administration have the opportunity to learn about topics including accounting, management, economics, marketing and finance. As a major in Criminal Justice, these courses diversify your skillset with business administration abilities that enhance your value in the job market and your contributions on the job.
A minor in criminal justice added to your major* and curriculum is a recipe for success, you being the main ingredient. In this program, you will learn skills in criminal justice, investigation and leadership, all of which prepare you to problem-solve and analyze information in any career.
*Not available to students of the Sociology / Criminal Justice major, as students cannot major and minor in the same specialization.
Earning a minor demonstrates ambition, highlights specialized knowledge and positively positions you in the competitive job market. Coupled with your major and general education coursework, the Homeland Security minor significantly enhances your capabilities related to homeland security and emergency preparedness.
The Homeland Security minor prepares students to meet the many needs of our communities and of society. It will give you a solid foundation for providing professional law enforcement services and increasing public trust and confidence in police agencies.
Tourism and hospitality management is one of the largest growing industries in the world, when you add it as a minor you become a part of that success. Learn skills in problem-solving, customer service and management.
Having a passion for many things makes life interesting, and adding them as minors adds to your appeal in the competitive job market. By earning a minor in psychology, you’re learning how to help your community and gain a deeper sense of understanding of the human mind.
Having a minor in Sociology paired with a degree in Business Administration broadens the horizons of the career market and gives you the skills you need to be successful in your career. Through this program, you will develop a deeper knowledge and perspective of current issues in areas, such as crime, family and race.
Our Small Business and Entrepreneurship Minor prepare you to run your own business, teaching you skills in communication and management. Having this minor in addition to another business degree builds a strong foundation of skillsets to make your business a success.