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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department Sociology & Corrections
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description

The Corrections major prepares students for careers in Corrections with a sociological framework that incorporates multiculturalism, social class, gender, and critical transformation of the field.

Students will learn research-supported practices in the field of Corrections.  They will gain a sound understanding of the criminal justice system, a vision of what it could become, and the desire, skills, and knowledge to make the ideal a reality. Throughout coursework, students will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of social justice, respect, support and belief in the inherent dignity and worth of all individuals. The Mission of the Corrections Program is to promote a humane Correctional system that is fair and just.  Please visit our website for more information:

Admission Requirements Admission to major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements We value and promote experiential learning through field practice placements (internships), volunteering opportunities, service learning requirements, mentoring experiences, student portfolios, tours to correctional institutions, interactions with professionals in the field, and a capstone experience.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Sociology & Corrections
113 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1561
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall

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