College of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services

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Are you interested in serving your community and helping offenders turn their lives around? Gain the tools needed to help those in need with our Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services. This program opens up unique opportunities where criminal justice and community services intersect. Potential careers in this field include correctional counselor, caseworker and community services program specialist.

In this program, you'll focus on building skills in professional intervention and facilitation and developing the foundational knowledge to assist and work in programs supporting the forensic population.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Make a difference in your community

Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services

Incarcerated individuals need professionals who can give them mental and emotional support. Watch Theresa Degard, program manager for Corrections Corporation of America, and Stephen Sharp, academic dean of the College of Social Sciences, explain how this degree prepares you to help offenders reintegrate into society.
00:04 The U.S. has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world with over 700,000 offenders in jail, 1.6 million in prison, and even more on probation.
00:13 This has led to severe problems in the industry, like overcrowding and a lack of qualified staff, leaving a lot of offenders without the mental and emotional support they need.
00:22 Efforts are being placed
00:23 to improve aspects of the institutional and community corrections fields predicting an opening of around 263,000 jobs between 2012 and 2020.
00:34 The Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services provides core classes addressing mental health issues, substance abuse, working with sexual offenders and juvenile offenders.
00:44 The curriculum helps those looking to enhance their career and those entering into the field to work with community jail systems, group homes, rehabilitation facilities, and more.
00:54 If you’re looking for a career that has potential to improve the community we live in, then perhaps this is the right path for you.

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What you'll learn

The Correctional Program Support Services undergraduate degree at University of Phoenix is focused on developing professional intervention, facilitation skills and foundational competencies specifically for students working with a forensic population. The program provides instruction in correctional assessment, case management, facilitation skills, systems of therapeutic intervention, and reintegration strategies. This program does not lead to an industry certification or license.

The Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of correctional program support services. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a correctional officer, social worker or counselor.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services program.

Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) Not available
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses $410.0
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses $610.0
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Resource fee $140.0
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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