Build specialized skills and an institutional understanding in the Corrections minor at the University of Central Missouri. You’ll stand out in the workforce with the knowledge you’ll gain in this focused minor and take great strides in achieving your professional goals in the institutional or community corrections fields.
Take courses from faculty who have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice and criminology discipline. What’s more, you’ll learn about what it’s like to work in corrections from mentors who have years of field experience. Benefit from their knowledge as they guide you through the undergraduate program coursework and advise you on your corrections career after graduation.
Majors that pair well with UCM’s Corrections minor
You may benefit from earning a Corrections minor even if you don’t plan on working in a correctional institution. Learning about the correctional system as a whole and the unique life experiences of those who’ve been in it may help you to better understand areas of study in UCM majors such as:
Fully online option
Learn from experienced professionals
Established minor since 1980
Approximately 25 students per class
Your professors in the Corrections minor program know that you need to learn about more than just how correctional facilities operate. That’s why you’ll also study important topics such as the history of corrections, institutional operations and challenges, landmark court rulings, legal issues in the field and the impact of mental health issues on correctional populations.
In addition to those subjects, you’ll take engaging classes to round out your program coursework. These could include:
We know it’s important to understand how to apply your classroom skills to the real world. The University of Central Missouri provides engaging ways for you to gain work experience before you graduate.
The Corrections minor at the University of Central Missouri prepares you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in any correctional setting. You’ll be ready to work with groups ranging from minors to adults in locations such as jails, prisons, community agencies and juvenile facilities.
UCM alumni with a Corrections minor work in a wide variety of positions within the Missouri Department of Corrections, including the Division of Adult Institutions and the Division of Probation and Parole. Their roles include corrections officers, supervisors and wardens.
As you prepare for your career in corrections, you can explore a diverse number of ways to contribute to the field after graduation. In addition to roles such as property officer, security supervisor and jailer, you can perform casework, re-entry coordination, community program coordination, jail inspections and work crew coordination.
Jobs in corrections
Use the tool below to learn about types of careers in corrections, salary expectations, employment growth for this field and more.
At the University of Central Missouri, you can get a high-value degree at an affordable price. In fact, LendEDU recognized UCM as a top-ranked university for low student debt.
In addition to benefiting from our affordable tuition, you can work with our financial aid counselors to explore the many ways we help you finance your college education, including:
We also offer numerous Alumni Foundation scholarships reserved exclusively for students enrolled in certain undergraduate majors and programs. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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