The Corrections major is designed to provide an academic and experiential learning environment that will prepare students for employment in federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Consequently, the curriculum addresses the nature of both institutional and field service corrections. The degree includes a participatory observation internship, which is intended to promote the development of knowledge and skills for correctional practice while providing opportunity for professional networking, fostering professional socialization, and personal growth. Students enrolling in this specialized internship are presumed to be committed to entering the field of Corrections.
The program content is designed to provide a broad, comprehensive introduction to the theoretical as well as practical aspects of criminal justice, with greatest emphasis being placed on the correctional function. This program is designed for both personnel already employed in criminal justice and pre-service students interested in criminal justice careers.
Additional Student Outcomes
In addition to the core criminal justice program student learning outcomes, students who graduate with a corrections major are expected to be able to:
- Identify and describe key historical developments in the growth of institutional and community corrections in the U.S. and how those past developments inform current policy and practice.
- Apply concepts, theory, or evidence-based practices to make informed decisions affecting the workplace and the field of corrections.
|CJ 100||Crime & Justice in America||3|
|CJ 120||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|CJ 220||Criminal Justice Communications||3|
|CJ 303||Diversity in American Culture||3|
|CJ 318||Juvenile Justice||3|
|CJ 320||Correctional Treatment Strategies||3|
|CJ 324||Evidenced Based Corrections||3|
|CJ 325||Applied Criminology||3|
|CJ 400||Criminal Justice Research Methods||3|
|CJ 420||Probation, Parole And Community Based Corrections||3|
|CJ 455||Criminal Justice Administration||3|
|CJ 485||Internship in Criminal Justice||6|
|LG 345||Criminal Law||3|
Students majoring in Criminal Justice must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required criminal justice courses for credit, including required correlate courses. A minor is required for the BCJ degree (consult with your academic advisor).