Bachelor of Science in Corrections
According to the American Jail Association there are over 3,000 jail facilities across the county and approximately 150 federal correctional institutions nationwide. It’s estimated these institutions facilitate care for over 6.5 million individuals.
This program is designed to build your knowledge and skill sets in areas such as:
- How prisons and rehab facilities function, including their hierarchies, regulations, and communications systems
- Security factors such as procedures and institutional policies, inmate protection, riot control, disarming weapon-bearing prisoners, social and facility disturbance management, and hostage negotiation
- Treatment opportunities available for offenders, treatment conditions upon release, counselors in corrections, community supervision, and training requirements
- The ethical and legal aspects of corrections with an overview and discussion on what is working in the field and what is not