With the U.S. correctional system in a state of change, there's an emerging demand for professionals focused on prisoner rehabilitation and reintegration within the broader offender treatment system. In Southern New Hampshire University's online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Corrections, you'll explore evidence-based programs and practices for rehabilitating offenders in correctional institutions and in the community.
Why choose a concentration in corrections at SNHU?
By earning an online corrections degree, you'll gain a solid foundation in the policies, procedures, laws and regulations governing corrections and the offender treatment system. You'll learn from seasoned instructors with first-hand, relevant experience, helping prepare you with the skills you need to advance in criminal justice.
If you have completed a basic police, corrections or probation and parole academy training, you may receive up to 12 credits toward your criminal justice degree at SNHU.
The online degree in criminal justice and corrections at SNHU addresses the continuum of services provided in corrections, including community-based supervision and the social factors that lead to incarceration. Through simulated scenarios, you'll encounter actual challenges and solve them with the guidance of experienced instructors.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. Benefits of earning your criminal justice degree with a concentration in corrections online at SNHU include:
Employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to increase 6% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* While the U.S. prison system will continue to need correctional officers, more job opportunities will present themselves in community-based programs that rehabilitate prisoners and limit their risk of repeated offenses.
The online degree in criminal justice and corrections will help prepare you for a variety of roles within the corrections, probation and parole system. These jobs include:
Law enforcement positions may involve additional training and eligibility requirements.
The online criminal justice degree curriculum is taught by knowledgeable faculty members with years of real-world, hands-on experience. With a concentration in corrections, you'll closely examine the U.S. correctional system, offender rehabilitation, community-based corrections and correctional administration.
Jobs in the criminal justice field demand critical thinkers with tip-top communication skills. That’s why SNHU’s bachelor’s in criminal justice program includes an embedded communication certificate that covers these subjects:
Built to prepare learners with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to communicate effectively, the certificate gives students resources to improve their ability to collect and convey field-related information.
SNHU's bachelor's in corrections program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.