Find Yourself at Averett The sociology/criminal justice program prepares students for entry into hundreds of criminal justice occupations such as: “I decided on a criminal • Police ofﬁcer • Crime scene investigator • Social worker justice and sociology • Probation and parole ofﬁcer • Special agent for the FBI major because it is a ﬁeld that is constantly Students in the program examine the areas of criminal law, prisons, court processes and procedures, the Constitution and police procedures. evolving, as well as challenging in every Students may also select our four-year program in aerospace management/ aspect.The program criminal justice. This major qualiﬁes students for direct entry into careers in criminal justice that require pilot skills. Such careers include drug enforcement here is excellent and agents, government criminal justice agencies and F.A.A. Investigators. has prepared me for so much I never Students who have completed an associate’s degree from another accredited college may choose to pursue a bachelor of science degree in sociology/ thought was possible. criminal justice in a 2+2 program. The 60 hours required for these degrees are Thanks to all of my designed to give students a well-balanced educational experience and to provide sociology and criminal professional development for their chosen career. justice teachers, I will be able to graduate Gain Real-World Experience Students have the opportunity to try a case in moot court, collect their own data from Averett with a and perform their own original research project. degree in criminal justice/sociology and Internship Opportunities are Available with: will be able to have • police departments • law ofﬁces • social services a promising career in • juvenile probation • prisons • commonwealth attorney ofﬁces • adult probation and parole ofﬁces the ﬁeld of criminal justice.” Many Graduates of the Program Work: • with the Virginia State Police • as detectives at city police departments • in the military as a Navy Seal • in probation and parole counseling Scott Davis, ‘09 • as FBI agents • in the Federal Marshall’s ofﬁce • as social workers • in the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Contact Us Averett University Office of Admissions, Danville, Va. 24541 1-800-AVERETT, ext. 14996 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org • www.averett.edu Coursework Alumni Success Stories Some of the courses you can expect to take as a • Christopher Torres, ‘04, works for the New York sociology/criminal justice major may include: City Police Department. • Criminology • Cultural Anthropology • Amanda Woodward Barber, ‘03, is an intelligence • Drugs and Substance Abuse analyst for SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), a government contractor. • Juvenile Delinquency and Justice • Criminal Investigation • Laura Daniel Cross, ‘99, is a senior research • Criminal Law analyst for the Virginia Department of Corrections. For more information about requirements and courses you will be taking visit Averett’s Web site: • Kelly Cross, ‘98, previously worked with the www.averett.edu/academics/sociology Narcotics Task Force and now works with the Criminal Investigations Unit on the James City County Police Study With Experienced Faculty Department. Dr. Rebecca Clark, professor; B.A., Stratford College; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University; helps students • Matthew Carter, ‘95, is a member of the Danville create their own individual research studies, which they Police Department. complete during their senior year. Dr. Clark is very interested in sports and athletics at • Troy Smith, ‘91, is a senior trooper with the Virginia Averett and is a leader in the Cougar Club support State Police Department. organization. She travels to Europe every year and has a strong interest in international events and cultures. • A number of alumni work for the Virginia State Police Department including: Christopher “CJ” Aikens, ‘03; Dr. Laura Hartman, associate professor; A.A., Elizabeth “Grace” Aikens, ‘03; Anna Dishman, ‘03, Cuyahoga Community College; B.A., Arizona State and Chad Morris, ‘01. University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; presents research papers every year at sociology • Brad Cohen, ‘91, is a law enforcement ofﬁcer with conventions. the FBI. Dr. Hartman also takes students to conventions every year to present their academic papers. “I was very interested in the correction/rehabilitation Dr. Steve Wray, professor; B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Florida; J.D., Washington and Lee of inmates before I came to Averett. I decided to major University; Graduate Study, Harvard University; New in sociology/criminal justice because Averett focuses a York University, Post Graduate School of Medicine; lot on the sociology side of criminal justice. I have been University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute able to study more about what happens with correctional Dr. Wray worked in Chicago as a deputy coroner and facilities.When I graduate I want to work in the ﬁeld has investigated several hundred violent death cases. of equine assisted psychotherapy. This is where inmates He has studied forensic photography at the Dade County, Florida medical examiners ofﬁce and forensic work with horses to learn self control, anger management death investigation at the New York City medical and many more skills. Inmate rehabilitation with horses examiners ofﬁce. is a new ﬁeld, and I want to help pioneer this ﬁeld. Averett, with its sociology/criminal justice major and equestrian major, has helped me come closer to fulﬁlling my goals.” Lindsey Behr, ‘09 Averett is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033, Phone 404-679-4501).
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