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Bachelor or Science - Criminal Justice: Corrections and Case Management

American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Corrections and Case Management program is designed for individuals who want careers in criminal justice but who prefer to focus on the corrections element of the field and become corrections professionals. Details about the program immediately follow.

Official Program Name:

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Corrections and Case Management

School Offering Program:

American InterContinental University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Exceptional interpersonal skills and the desire to effect positive change within correctional and justice systems are desirable qualities for potential students of this program. Physical and emotional toughness are also needed. Applicants to American InterContinental University should have earned a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

This program focuses on the punishment and rehabilitation of offenders as well as on prison law. As students work toward bachelor's degrees in this American InterContinental University program, they can examine the history of America's penal systems while also learning about the operation of modern correctional institutions. By specializing in Corrections and Case Management, program participants can take advantage of the opportunity to study the roles that drugs, addiction, or mental illness could play in the commission of some crimes. The program analyzes community corrections and the importance of substance abuse counseling, restorative justice, and intermediate sentencing for adult and juvenile offenders and crime victims. In addition, the responsibilities of parole and probation officers in the correctional system are explored. Students who attend American InterContinental University in Atlanta may have the option of enrolling in the criminal justice program on a part-time basis.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Program Length:

56 credits

Financial Aid:

American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.

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Required Courses for a B.S. in Criminal Justice: Corrections and Case Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses. Students who enroll in the part-time option may take courses in a different sequence than those in the full-time option.

B.S. in Criminal Justice: Corrections and Case Management Core Courses

  • Foundations of Criminal Justice Systems
  • Theories of Crime Causation
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Introduction to American Court System
  • Foundations of Corrections
  • Proseminar in Criminal Justice
  • Crime Victim Studies
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Theory
  • Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Research Methods and Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics and Criminal Justice

Specialization Course Options

  • Crime and Substance Abuse
  • Penology
  • Addiction Intervention in the Justice System
  • Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Prison Law
  • Offender Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Topics in Corrections
  • Case Management and Treatment Planning
  • Psychopharmacology for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Psychopathology and Criminality

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

In some instances, advanced degrees could be necessary to further one's career in criminal justice. Students who enroll in master's degree programs could continue developing leadership abilities while giving themselves the opportunity to seek more challenging positions. Programs such as the following offer advanced-level training:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Sociology with a concentration in:
    • Corrections

Career Paths:

This course of study is geared towards those who want to study law enforcement and prison environments or eventually go into correctional management or counseling. Some careers for which program graduates might pursue include, but aren't limited to:

  • Corrections officer
  • Counselor
  • Detention officer
  • Parole officer
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Bailiff
  • Probation officer

American InterContinental University does not guarantee employment or salary.

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