The Corrections minor exposes students to important concepts in corrections and promotes an understanding of the correctional environment. Minor courses also introduce students to all aspects of careers in corrections. Additionally, the minor aims to equip students with a better understanding of current social problems.
The Corrections minor combines a focus on classical theories of penology with developing ideas and approaches, as well as with contemporary strategies for dealing with offenders after they have been convicted and while awaiting trial. Emphasis is placed on helping students to become critical thinkers in general and about corrections in particular. A primary goal of the minor is to help students focus on the end process of the criminal justice system by helping them understand the nature and consequences of processing offenders through the system. Students will be exposed to such important topics as incarceration, community supervision, treatment of offenders, rehabilitation and the reintegration process.
A minor in Corrections consists of 18 semester hours. Course requirements are as follows:
- an additional 6 hours of electives in Criminal Justice at the 300 level or higher.