The undergraduate certificate in Corrections Management offers you a basic understanding of criminal justice laws, ethics, correctional treatment, rehabilitation, and legal punishment, as well as the challenges and administration of correctional facilities. In addition, administrative and legal requirements pertaining to specific inmate special population groups and subsequent strategies for post-sentencing management are examined. This certificate program is a practical choice for current corrections employees who want to further improve their skills for a supervisory position.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the history of the American Penal System and examine the philosophies and laws of punishment and sentencing.
  • Analyze key Supreme Court case decisions specifically pertaining to the constitutional rights of those incarcerated in an American correctional facility.
  • Use various research methodologies to obtain comprehension of research applications and explain the relationship between two or more variables relating to a varied range of theoretical explanations for crime and criminality.
  • Assess various correctional treatment strategies employed in correctional facilities as well as the impact of these strategies on the administrators of the facilities to comply with a variety of governmental agencies and their mandated requirements pertaining to specific inmate special population groups.
  • Assess the roles of probation and parole officials and the interrelationship with the correctional programs.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

CMRJ201Criminal Justice Administration3
CMRJ202Stress Management in Law Enforcement3
CMRJ308Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CMRJ316Corrections and Incarceration3
CMRJ317Probation and Parole3
CMRJ320Law Enforcement Intelligence Applications3
Total Semester Hours18