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Corrections Degree Programs

Earn a Corrections degree from an accredited school

Correctional Officers admit and process about 13 million people a year in local jails across the country. They are responsible for supervising individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a penitentiary or detention center.

A Criminal Justice Degree with a focus in Corrections is often required for entry level positions within the justice system. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs can prepare prospective applicants for jobs working in municipal, county, state and federal correctional facilities, as well as in juvenile detention centers, halfway-houses and work-release programs. Typical coursework may include study of:

  • Institutional policies, regulations, and operations
  • Custody and security procedures
  • Criminal psychology and rehabilitation
  • Population management
  • State and federal law
  • Probation and parole

Whether you're looking to start a new career or enhance your current skills, accredited online and campus degrees in criminal justice and corrections have helped many further their education and achieve success. Finding the best online or campus program means finding a degree that fits your lifestyle and is in line with your academic and career goals.


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