Goals and Course Topics
The Backbone Of The American Justice System
Rehabilitation, safety and advocacy: exemplary conduct of a noble profession in today’s correctional system. Become an authority in ensuring the safety and welfare of citizens with classes in probation, parole, case management and crisis intervention. Our program will prepare you for a career advocating for juveniles to managing criminals and ensure their safety and welfare throughout their path.
The program focuses on the relationship of the field of corrections to the broader criminal justice system, as well as the evaluation and treatment of offenders in community supervision, custodial and community-based facilities.
A Strong Academic Foundation
The major is structured to give our students sufficient background in legal issues, management, history, social work and counseling that effectively augment the knowledge and skills they develop in the criminal justice core curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on providing the latest perspectives on offender reentry, population management strategies, offender motivation, theory and policy that will provide you with the requisite educational foundation to effect positive outcomes in offender management.
Our faculty’s professional practice experience offers you an innovative blend of theory and practice that is crucial for effective professional education. In addition, our faculty take you into the field and let you explore the correctional environment first-hand, which allows you to gain a better understanding of the classroom instruction.
Online: Two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
On Campus: 15-week semester starting in January and August
Who Is This Program For?
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) Corrections major is designed for students who are interested in understanding and working with criminal offenders. Through this major, you will be equipped to handle the dynamic nature of the largest facet of the criminal justice system.