Knowledgeable and well-trained correctional officers are an indispensible part of the criminal justice system, responsible for maintaining the safety of the inmates in their care, while protecting society by keeping convicted criminals off the street.
While state, county and municipal correctional jurisdictions establish independent educational criteria for the correctional officers they hire, all federal COs are required to hold a bachelor’s degree in law, criminal justice, the social sciences or other related fields.
Request information from schools offering degree programs related to corrections. By requesting information from several schools offering degrees in criminal justice, law or behavioral science, you can make a fully informed decision about which one is right for you.
- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
- Capella University is proud to be partnered with the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA). Capella's 100% online criminal justice degree programs are led by professors with real-world experience and even allow you to earn credit for POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training). - Request Free Info