Correctional Studies (Certificate)
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The certificate program in correctional studies educates students about a variety of components that make up the corrections system. It is designed to provide students with understanding and knowledge of the histories, philosophies and contemporary practices of both institutional and community corrections. The program emphasizes evidence-based best practices concerning the rehabilitation of correctional clients to reduce recidivism.

Program Offered

Correctional Studies (Certificate)

Offered by
College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location
Downtown

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

Required Courses -- 15 credit hours
Elective Courses -- 6 credit hours
Choose at least two from the following elective courses (may not be double-counted for credit toward the major or minor in criminology and criminal justice):
Notes: Only approved corrections-related topics
Notes: Only approved corrections-related topics

Special Topics courses (CRJ 394 and CRJ 494) will be designated and approved by departments and schools. Students will need to work with an advisor in order to select appropriate special topics courses that are approved for credit in the correctional studies certificate program.
At least 15 credit hours must be taken in-residence at ASU.
Lower-division courses such as CRJ 100 (Introduction to Criminal Justice) and CRJ 240 (Introduction to Corrections) may be used to satisfy the requirements of any major or a minor at ASU, as well as requirements for the certificate program in correctional studies. No upper-division courses in criminology and criminal justice, however, may be used to satisfy the requirements of the certificate program in correctional studies and either the major or minor in criminology and criminal justice. For example, students majoring or minoring in criminology and criminal justice may not use CRJ 394, CRJ 406, CRJ 411, CRJ 434, CRJ 435, CRJ 443, CRJ 444, CRJ 445, CRJ 484, or CRJ 494 to satisfy the requirements of the certificate in correctional studies and either the major or minor in criminology and criminal justice.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.