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The UCO School of Criminal Justice is one of the oldest criminal justice programs in Oklahoma. We are truly committed to turning academic excellence into professional competence and helping our students become the leaders of tomorrow’s criminal justice system. The School is highly respected and has a diverse faculty with exceptional academic credentials and professional experience in law, research, working with serial offenders, cybercrime, white-collar crime, community policing, and corrections.

The undergraduate Criminal Justice-Corrections major at the University of Central Oklahoma is for those who want to obtain employment in the field of Corrections. View a list of scholarships in this department.

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Curriculum

  • The Criminal Justice-Corrections curriculum prepares you for a wide range of careers in the field of corrections.
  • You will have the opportunity to tour correctional facilities, network with corrections professionals, and even take a class inside of a prison.
  • The coursework equips you to succeed in an ever changing and sometimes volatile environment.
  • Upon graduation, you will demonstrate a depth of knowledge and skills related to the processes and issues in the correctional system and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with others.

Degree Sheet

Student Organizations

The School of Criminal Justice has two student organizations – the Criminal Justice Club and Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society. Both organizations help to support Criminal Justice students during their time in the program.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


Career Opportunities

There are various career opportunities available for Criminal Justice-Corrections majors, including: 

  • Corrections Officer (local, county, state, federal)
  • Case Manager/Treatment Specialist
  • Gang Investigator
  • Mental Health Worker/Clinician
  • Reentry Specialist
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Prison Warden/Jail Administrator
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • State/Federal Probation Officer

View a career guide for Criminal Justice-Corrections majors.

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

Volunteer and internship opportunities are available in the Criminal Justice field. Here are some options that you might find interesting: