Criminal Justice - Corrections


Does putting strong problem-solving skills to work appeal to you?

This Riverland comprehensive program incorporates traditional liberal arts classes with a specialized curriculum of Corrections classes. Our Criminal Justice Corrections graduates are well prepared for various careers in the Corrections field at local, state and federal institutions or in Corrections treatment programs. This program also provides a solid foundation for going on to earn a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Our required Corrections Internship phase is an ideal way to find out which areas of the Correction field are best suited for your strengths and interests through hands-on experience. Students are encouraged to work closely with their Program Advisor to customize their degree to achieve desired personal goals.

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Two Semesters
Faculty: Rich Watkins, AL Shuda

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Criminal Justice - Corrections program page at

Required Core Courses (29 credits)

CRJU1103 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CR
CRJU1104 Criminal Justice Field Experience I 3 CR
CRJU1105 Criminal Justice Field Experience II 3 CR
CRJU1112 Criminal Investigations 3 CR
CRJU1130 Human Behavior/Stress Management/Ethics for Criminal Justice 2 CR
CRJU1135 Victimology 3 CR
CRJU1140 Community-Based Corrections 3 CR
CRJU2201 Corrections and Penology 3 CR
CRJU2202 Juvenile Law and Procedures 3 CR
SPCH1200 Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7) 3 CR

Electives (2 credits)

CRJU2110 Peace Officer Report Writing 2 CR
SPAN1100 Spanish For Law Enforcement I 2 CR
- Other CRJU/HSER Electives
Please consult with the Program Advisor regarding suggested courses / electives to complement your education. 2 CR
- Please consult with the Program Coordinator regarding suggested courses / electives to complement your education.