Human Services Corrections
The Bachelors of Science in Corrections is a fifty-three (53) credit concentration appropriate for students who want to work in institutional and community based corrections. The concentration is interdisciplinary consisting of courses designed to provide a conceptual and practical understanding of the correctional community. Corrections as a profession is redefining who they are.
The concentration will provide the knowledge and experience to directly provide social services for adult and juvenile offenders in community and institutional correctional settings. The courses offered in the concentration emphasize risk/needs assessments, case management, and counseling skills, focusing on therapeutic modalities and intervention strategies based on best practice for corrections.
Students concerned about the correctional system, social justice issues, oppression, and racism, may explore these areas of concern through the concentration and complimentary disciplines. Based on the interdisciplinary focus of the corrections concentration and the 160 hour practicum, students will be prepared for a variety of career tracks in the field of corrections.
Declare Your Program
The degree programs consist of a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 credits in human services, of which 40 credits must be upper division Metropolitan State University course work or competency demonstration. The degree programs have the following components:
- General education and liberal studies (including general psychology and introduction to sociology as prerequisites before or as you begin your major program coursework)
- A background check
- Required human services core courses (20 credits)
- Other required human services coursework, depending upon the concentration
- A practicum in human services organization(s)
- Minor program courses (if desired); and
- Other electives