Individuals seeking a career in corrections can consider this Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree online with a concentration in Corrections and Human Services from Walden University. The focus of this degree program is the effects of crime on society and repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior.
Crime can erode local communities, contribute to economic instability, and lead to increased drug usage. Students will learn about restorative justice, restoring the damage caused by these actions. Classes also discuss the need for alternatives to mass incarceration. A senior capstone course examines the implications of ethics and diversity in the criminal justice field.
Corrections and Human Services students study topics including:
- Restorative justice
- Crisis intervention
- Probation and parole
- Mobilizing and coordinating community response
Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:
- You are 21 years of age or older
- You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours
- You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service
- You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden
School Accreditation Statement
The Higher Learning Commission