Corrections Careers Overview
With increased population growth and rising rates of incarceration, the need for corrections professionals is growing. Some corrections career opportunities will also arise in the private sector, as public authorities contract with private companies to staff corrections facilities. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Corrections can prepare you for a career in this field.
When you earn your bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University with a specialization in Corrections, you'll be prepared to maintain order, discipline, and security, as well as respond to emergencies. In a corrections career, your professional responsibilities could include:
- Guarding inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions, and in transit between jail, prison, and courtrooms
- Supervising and coordinating activities of correctional officers and jailers
- Maintaining order, enforcing laws and ordinances, and protecting life and property in an assigned patrol district
- Providing social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole
DeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field.Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.