Program Overview

Brandman University has made available to students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree with the concentration in Corrections. Students may also choose to specialize their education in four other areas of criminal justice: Leadership, Homeland Security, Forensics or Victim Advocacy.

The process of corrections serves as the practice of law enforcement institutions where individuals found guilty of a charge will serve out a sentence. A corrections facility can be minimum or high security depending on the severity of the crime. Some guilty individuals can choose to serve out sentences on weekends or opt for house arrest. Corrections officers may assume positions as law enforcement agents trained to oversee prisons, jails, or holding facilities. Students seeking to gain the specific understanding of the corrections process should use the BA in Criminal Justice degree supplemented with the core corrections courses introducing topics of interest such as Applied Criminology, Community Corrections and Alternative Sentences, and Gangs and Gang Behavior.

Students are required to complete 120 credits to successfully earn the bachelor's designation with a concentration in corrections. Graduates may be able to apply the criminal justice degree and corrections focus when seeking positions as law enforcement and contributing to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study should give graduates the academic curriculum needed for a broad understanding of the discipline. Upon successful completion of the BA program requirements, graduates should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice field during the final capstone course at the culmination of the program. Successful students should also be able to use the learned concepts to examine criminal behaviors in dynamic social settings.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Students must have completed 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent for admission to Brandman University.

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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