Corrections Management

Undergraduate Certificate

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.  

The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • The U.S. criminal justice system and its administrative process
  • Stress factors of law enforcement
  • Criminal justice ethics and their influence on decision making
  • Current criminal justice issues
  • Modern-day trends and other aspects of corrections 
  • Probation and parole theories, practices, and concepts 

This online certificate is designed for undergraduate students who want to expand their knowledge of corrections management without committing to a degree program.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Undergraduate students with less than 9 transferable credit hours may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment to determine current math and writing skill levels.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or