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Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street 
Hays, KS 67601 
Phone: 785-628-4291 
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU 
Fax: 785-628-4037
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Certificate in Corrections

The primary purpose of this program is to accommodate both in-service officers interested in a specialized field, as well as undergraduate majors in any of the social sciences with a specific interest in the field of corrections. Specific career opportunities include corrections officer, human services aide, residential juvenile counseling, street outreach counseling, juvenile corrections officer and the like. Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the functions of corrections within the broader criminal justice system.

Certificate Program Requirements

  • JUS 100 Workshop in Criminal Justice (Corrections) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 230 Psychology of Human Motives (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 341 Corrections (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 345 Community Corrections (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 375 Criminal Profiling (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 380 Topics (with appropriate content) (3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 600 Internship (Corrections) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 670 Independent Study (Corrections) (1-3 Credit Hours)
  • JUS 675 Seminar (with appropriate content) (3 Credit Hours)


Choose 12 Credit Hours

Contact Information

Dr. John Raacke
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 233A
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-5668
Web: Justice Studies

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