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
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.