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Field of Study: Corrections


Corrections programs prepare people to work in jails and prisons.



Corrections programs include topics such as:

  • Criminal justice
  • Correctional science
  • Police, parole, and probation systems
  • Prison systems
  • Counseling

In corrections programs students may be able to specialize in:

  • Corrections administration
  • Juvenile corrections

Many community colleges offer associate degree programs in corrections. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Some colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in corrections. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

A few universities offer master's degrees in corrections. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree.