Advance your career in criminal justice and criminology with a certificate in corrections.

Our certificate can provides an accelerated path to careers in probation departments, law enforcement agencies, correctional and rehabilitation institutions, parole offices, and community treatment and service settings. Plus, if you later decide to pursue an associate or bachelor's degree all of the courses in this program can apply.

You will be gaining knowledge in a field that is expanding. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, criminal justice careers are some of the fastest growing in the United States.

The certificate is taught by faculty in Ball State's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. These professors are noted scholars in the field and have real-world work experience in criminal justice. The department was one of the first programs in the United States to be accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Delivery Method

Classes are offered online, which allows you to do your course work at the times and places most convenient to you.

Academic Advisor

Michael P. Brown, PhD
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Take the Next Step

Learn more about the courses you will take and how to apply.