Corrections Degree Specialization
Corrections Degree Specialization
A bachelor's degree is required for entry-level correctional officers in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.* 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.
Prepare for a career in Corrections by choosing this specialization when you earn your bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University. Upon graduation, you‘ll be prepared to meet the growing demands of this complex profession and be positioned for leadership and advancement.
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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm (visited June 2016).
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.
The Justice Administration degree program with a specialization in Corrections may include these courses:
Issues in Corrections
In this course, students examine administrative aspects of corrections through analysis of management theory and practice in correctional institutions and agencies. Changes in correctional policies and procedures, as influenced by social and legal factors, are examined along with current problems, issues, trends, and constraints in the field.
This course introduces students to the operating parameters of jails by evaluating the characteristics of detainees, including pre-trial detainees who have not been convicted or sentenced. Risk assessment and population management of unknown and potentially violent offenders within the prison system are also explored.
In this course, students examine theoretical constructs defining deviant behavior and factors that are impacted by deviant behavior including cultural influences and societal reactions. Issues such as sexual and drug-induced deviance within our culture are also explored.
This course examines current issues in managing correctional institutions, sentencing trends, contemporary social problems in prisons, rehabilitation/re-socialization practices, and alternatives to incarceration.
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.