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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Corrections

Kaplan University



The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Corrections degree from Kaplan University was specifically created for those individuals who are looking to move into a career within the field of criminal justice, specifically working with administrative and operational aspects of the U.S. correctional system, both institutional and community based.

As a student in this online corrections degree program, individuals will work with a number of experts in order to learn to:

  • Gain an understanding of the philosophy and development of the U.S. criminal justice system, its agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges they face
  • Explore applied research methods and techniques used in the field
  • Examine the development of criminal law, the elements and types of criminal offenses, and the principles of criminal culpability
  • Complete a capstone project to demonstrate your ability to apply the critical thinking skills and concepts you study online to real-world criminal justice scenarios

This is an ideal criminal justice degree program for those individuals who are looking to develop a broad liberal arts education that is focused on preparing its students for careers within areas of homeland security, security of your local neighborhoods, schools, and businesses, public safety.

Graduates of this online degree in corrections will have the in-depth understanding that is needed for confronting issues such as overcrowding, alternatives to incarceration, sentencing, inmate rights, and juvenile justice.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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