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Some of the courses you can expect to take as a sociology/criminal justice major may include:

  • Criminology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Drugs and substance abuse
  • Juvenile delinquency and justice
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal law

Internship Opportunities
Internship opportunities abound in the sociology/criminal justice program. In the past, students have interned with police departments, juvenile probation offices, law offices, prisons, social services and commonwealth attorney offices.

In addition to internships, students have other opportunities to gain real-world experience such as: try a case in moot court, collect their own data and perform their own original research project.

What could I do with this major?
Our strong degree program prepares you for a variety of careers. Our graduates have found jobs with the Virginia State Police, as FBI agents, as social workers, as detectives at city police departments, in probation and parole counseling, in the Federal Marshall's office and in the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

What are recent graduates of this major doing?
"I decided on a criminal justice and sociology major because it is a field that is constantly evolving, as well as challenging in every aspect. The program here is excellent and has prepared me for so much. Thanks to all of my sociology and criminal justice teachers, I was able to graduate from Averett with a degree in criminal justice/sociology and will have a promising career." Scott Davis '09

Christopher Torres '04, works for the New York City Police Department.

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