Bachelor of Science in Corrections
Purdue University Global

Program Details

Purdue University Global offers an online Bachelor of Science in Corrections. 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

Program curriculum includes comprehensive study that ranges from foundational classes such as composition, math, and sociology to the legal aspects of corrections, leadership within corrections, offender treatment and rehabilitation, as well as operational and technological aspects of corrections. Students will also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the day-to-day operations and functions of the criminal justice system. 


  • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent
  • Students enrolled in a criminal justice or fire science program are required to submit a criminal background check to the Purdue Global approved vendor

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Utah, Wyoming