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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: Jun 30, 2021

Get ready for a career at the intersection of community support, human services, and criminal justice. Our 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 are just 5 weeks long, so they can fit into your busy life.

  • Support families and children in community settings

  • Develop professional intervention and facilitation skills to help address community needs

  • Learn case planning and case management techniques

  • Use reintegration and intervention strategies to help clients

  • Gain a better understanding of how community services interact with the justice system

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

What you'll learn

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

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Issues with substance abuse and addiction
  • Social psychology
  • Program facilitation skills
  • Case planning and management

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Correctional Program Support Services. Please note that on-campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 p.m.

Depending on your location, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at a local campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while our campuses are temporarily closed, your local 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 degree can prepare you to be a:

  • Case manager
  • Social services manager
  • Community service manager
  • Program eligibility specialist
13 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for social and community service managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: No matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON YOUR DEGREE

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 or campus-based learning

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

Enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes and collaborate virtually with your peers.

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

25

Average years of industry experience

12

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

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.