Corrections Concentration

The Corrections concentration is intended for students who are interested in careers in probation, parole, correctional institutions, and affiliated forms of work. This concentration highlights probation-related services including investigation of case histories, assessment of treatment needs, advisement to the court, and the operation of diverse types of correctional and community-based programs.

Correctional work is one of the largest professional employment fields in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2010-2020 probation officers, correctional treatment specialists are projected to grow 18%, which is faster than the national average. For the same time period, correctional officers are projected to grow 14%, which is also faster than the national average.

• CRJS 222 Human Behavior in Corrections (3 credits)
• CRJS 328 Corrections Administration (3 credits)
• CRJS 344 Corrections Counseling (3 credits)

• CRJS 475/495 Internship or approved Criminal Justice electives (6 credits)*

*Students have the option of up to 6 credits of internship and/or electives

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