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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Sep 29, 2021

Get ready for a career at the intersection of community support, human services and criminal justice. Our customizable Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services equips you with the skills to manage cases, facilitate programs and address the needs of people impacted by the criminal justice system.

Courses in this transfer-friendly program are just 5 weeks long, so they can fit into your busy life. Plus, There’s no application fee, no SAT test requirements, and we’ll even request your prior college transcripts for you.

  • Evidence-based practice

  • Advocacy

  • Service delivery

  • Behavioral health

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

What you'll learn

When you earn your on campus or online Bachelor or Science in Correctional Program Support Service, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze evidence-based practices and trends for working with diverse individuals in community, human services and institutional settings.
  • Integrate knowledge, skills and theory for structuring and administering direct service delivery and use of appropriate interventions with clients.
  • Apply ethical decision-making models when resolving problems and/or issues related to providing support services and advocacy for justice-involved individuals.
  • Examine biopsychosocial principles as they relate to personal, social and organizational problems and/or issues.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

Program Purpose Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services is an educational degree program that provides a foundation or 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.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services?

A BSCPSS degree can prepare you to be a:

  • Case manager
  • Social services assistant
  • Program eligibility specialist
  • Program manager
17 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for social and community service managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2019 and 2029.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved  $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Get credit for what you already know

Transfer eligible college credits, or if you’ve completed the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) or Basic Corrections Academy training, you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.

75%

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Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

26

Average years of industry experience

10

Directors of Programs and Grants

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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