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Length of Study

Full time (on campus): 2 years
Distance: up to 7 years

Study Options

Full time:
• On campus

Part time:
• Distance

Credential Granted



Full time (on campus):
• Fall term (September)

Part time (distance):
• Fall term (September)
• Winter term (January)

Workplace Learning

Field Placement


Many degree completion options existing, including at MacEwan University:

• Bachelor of Arts
• Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration
• Bachelor of Social Work



A career in corrections and criminal justice is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with people, make a difference and challenge yourself. Graduates of the Correctional Services program work with adults and at-risk youth in all areas of the Canadian criminal justice system including:

  • Probation offices
  • Parole offices
  • Provincial correctional centres
  • Federal prisons
  • Halfway houses
  • Group homes
  • Police services
  • Canadian border security
  • Restorative justice programs

Apply Your Knowledge

Graduates of the Correctional Services program are qualified professionals who contribute to community safety through a great career.

The Correctional Services program provides you with a comprehensive theoretical and practical education, which will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience that a justice professional needs. The program provides foundational knowledge in:

  • Criminal justice policy and legislation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interviewing and counselling
  • Criminology, law and restorative justice
  • Psychology and sociology
  • Diversity issues
  • Case management
  • Report writing
  • Assessment