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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)

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



Do you want to make a positive difference in your community and in the lives of adults and youth in all areas of the criminal justice system?

A career in criminal justice is rewarding – and challenging. You will work to encourage and assist individuals, and you will also work to build healthier and safer communities. The criminal justice field is broad and diverse, which provides Correctional Services graduates with the opportunity to pursue careers across a great range of possibilities, working with adults and youth in all areas of the Canadian criminal justice system.

Correctional Services diploma graduates are qualified professionals who contribute to community safety and who promote positive growth and change within the individuals they support and supervise.

On campus or online

The Correctional Services program has two study options. On-campus students complete the diploma by attending daytime classes on a full-time basis for 2 years. Students enrolled in online learning complete their courses remotely, on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

Both the on-campus and online study options offer field placement opportunities, hosted by agency partners across the criminal justice spectrum (probation/parole offices, correctional institutions, halfway houses/group homes, treatment/support programs, law courts).