Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Averett's criminal justice distance learning program prepares students for entry into hundreds of criminal justice occupations. Students in the program examine the areas of criminal law, prisons, court processes and procedures, the Constitution and police procedures. The curriculum provides an excellent background for those who want to work as a police officer, crime scene investigator, probation and parole officer, special agent for the FBI or other related position.
The criminal justice distance learning program consists of 123 total credits (42 credits online in the major and 81 general education and elective credits taken via independent study or other distance learning format). Qualifying transfer credits are also accepted toward degree completion. The program is designed to be completed in four years. Courses are offered in an 8-week online format, allowing students to take four online courses per semester.
- Career Opportunities: Graduates of the criminal justice program will be prepared for a variety of careers including: government, social services, office managers, city planning, police officers and social workers.
- Education Opportunities: Students will also be prepared to enter law school or attend graduate school to pursue degrees in criminal justice, forensic science, law, social work and counseling.