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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree with a Specialization in Corrections and Case Management

Online Corrections Degree

Enroll in American InterContinental University’s online corrections degree program to study justice theory, incarceration models, criminal rights and advocacy, and modern policing. Learn how the criminal justice system works, how the penal system was developed and can be applied ethically, and the industry’s tradition of reform.

Next Start Date:
July 20, 2022
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Online, Atlanta, Houston
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Online Corrections Degree Program Details

Online Corrections Degree Program

Taking case management courses online provides the flexibility to study organizational structure, administrative practices and operating procedures of correctional agencies on your own timeline. Mobile-friendly coursework helps you study toward your case management degree online at your convenience, so you can maintain a school-life balance.

This BSCJ degree program in corrections and case management allows you to study criminal justice fundamentals and practical corrections applications. The case management degree online program can help you explore how criminal justice operates, especially in corrections, how to work toward a humane penal environment, and ways to improve the applications of the justice system.

Prerequisite for AIU’s bachelor’s degree in corrections and case management?

There are no prerequisites to pursue a case management degree online with AIU. Your dedicated Graduation Team can answer any questions and help guide you through the admissions and financial aid processes. The team will then help support you on your academic journey, from start to graduation.

Ask an Admissions Advisor if you may be eligible to receive degree credit for qualifying work and military experience. You may also transfer up to 75% of eligible credits toward your degree from another accredited institution.1

Bachelor’s degree in corrections and case management curriculum

The online corrections degree program dives into case management and parole, addiction and its role in crime and criminal reform, and community approaches to crime determent and decreased re-offense.

AIU’s online corrections degree program features a real-world curriculum, faculty members who are industry professionals, and interactive criminal justice modules that are based on current policies and national events.

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1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Programs vary by location.
Not all programs are available to residents of all states.
American InterContinental University, AIU, is part of the American InterContinental University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Corrections Courses

Degree Requirements


General Education
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

CRJS102 Criminal Justice Today 4.5
CRJS203 Introduction to Criminology 4.5
CRJS205 Introduction to Criminal Law 4.5
CRJS210 Introduction to Law Enforcement 4.5
CRJS215 Introduction to American Court System 4.5
CRJS220 Foundations of Corrections 4.5
CRJS310 Crime Victim Studies 4.5
CRJS315 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Theory 4.5
CRJS330 Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedures 4.5
CRJS355 Evidence 4.5
CRJS405 Research Methods & Statistics for Criminal Justice 4.5
CRJS499 Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 54
General Electives
Select 10 undergraduate Elective courses
Total Credit Hours: 45

General Criminal Justice Track
In lieu of a Specialization, select 5 Criminal Justice Electives from any of the Specializations below
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
Corrections and Case Management
CRJS435 Prison Law 4.5
CRJS445 Offender Rehabilitation 4.5
CRJS450 Advanced Topics in Corrections 4.5
CRJS454 Case Management & Treatment Planning 4.5
CRJS456 Psychopharmacology for Criminal Justice Professionals 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Total Credit Hours : 180

Corrections Classes Overview

In this specialized curriculum, students can study the history of criminal punishment, including modern penal systems, prisoners’ rights, and factors used to develop personalized sentencing and treatment plans (such as those for prisoners who may have been diagnosed as drug addicts, mentally ill, psychopaths or sociopaths). Courses are structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they work to develop focused knowledge and skills that can be applicable to the fields of corrections and case management.

For an Online Corrections Degree, your classes may include:


This course examines the history of criminal punishment beginning with early developments in Europe. Special attention is given to theories of punishment and the development of prisons, correctional institutions, and other forms of punishment to the wider system of social control. Modern penal systems are then examined both from sociological and legal viewpoints.

Addiction Intervention in the Justice System

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of substance abuse intervention and rehabilitative services and models available across the justice continuum. It will cover topics such as addiction issues, diagnosis, treatment planning, and strategic individual and group counseling models and techniques involving diverse populations within the criminal justice system. The course is designed to provide students with the information necessary to understand the language and application of clinical diagnostic criteria used in classifying substance use disorders and describing appropriate treatment modalities and placement criteria for the client/offender within the scope of available care. The course will also cover the ways in which appropriate treatment services are determined relative to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client.

Administration of Criminal Justice

This course focuses on the challenges administrators face in law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will examine the various organizational frameworks in the criminal justice system and the concepts, organizational principles, and models associated with these criminal justice agencies.

Prison Law

This course focuses on the historical context in which prisoners' rights were established in the United States. Students will examine landmark court decisions that established these rights and learn how they changed the administration of corrections.

Offender Rehabilitation

This course focuses on the various factors utilized to develop personalized sentencing and treatment plans for individual offenders. It examines the personality of the offender who may be diagnosed as a psychopath, sociopath, drug addict or mentally ill person. Students will study how to develop treatment plans that will assist in the rehabilitation of the offender.

Advanced Topics in Corrections

This course examines the theories and practices involved in probation and parole processes and decision-making. Topics include pre-sentence and pre-parole investigations, probation and parole supervision, the administration of corrections services including treatment and release decision-making processes. Finally, this course examines juvenile corrections and the use of intermediate methods of treatment including electronic monitoring, community service, and the use of restitution.

Case Management & Treatment Planning

Students will study case management systems and techniques as used in both public and private rehabilitation and human service agencies. Topics include case identification, referral, eligibility determination, assessment, goal setting, plan development, intervention strategies, case monitoring, inter-agency coordination, advocacy, organizational structures, time management, critical case management skills, and funding sources.

Psychopharmacology for Criminal Justice Professionals

This course will explore several psychological and behavioral causes and effects of chemical dependency and the impact of various behavior-altering substances/chemicals (drugs) on criminality. This course will examine historical factors and trends, developmental issues, family system patterns, and addiction theories. Likewise, research findings in the behavioral sciences will be used to guide the students' understanding of the impact that social institutions, social structure, and cultures have in fostering the use of behavior altering substances.

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