As a Georgia resident, you will be very happy to know that you have many options for pursuing a formal education in corrections. What you might not realize, however, is that there is no one specific educational path that you have to follow in order to experience success within the field.

In fact, people come to work in corrections via many different educational venues. Some, for example, choose to major in psychology, while others might choose to major in criminal justice or criminology.

Some people, of course, earn degrees in corrections specifically, but you are in no way limited to such a degree program. The key is simply to choose the program that is right for you and that you can realistically complete.

Also, as you look at different programs and consider your options, be sure to keep in mind that you can always supplement your education, in order to make it more relevant, with additional coursework not resulting in a degree or even in a certification or training based program.

There are so many possibilities out there that you can really be in charge of your own education and, for the most part, design your own course of study.

If you are someone who thinks you don’t have time to balance your busy life–perhaps full of family or work responsibilities–with schooling for corrections, you should definitely consider online coursework! Online schooling, as long as you choose your school responsibly, is a wonderful option for people just like you.

As long as your school is accredited and thus legitimate, you can have a wonderful experience with online schooling and have just as much success in the field as you would had you gone to a traditional college or university for your education.

DeVry University, Herzing University, and the University of Phoenix, for example, are popular online options frequently chosen by Georgia residents.

In terms of more traditional schooling, popular choices include Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, located in Tifton; Albany State University; Albany Technical College; Altamaha Technical College, in Jessup; American Intercontinental University, in Atlanta, which also offers online programs.

Andrew College, in Cuthbert; Argosy University, located in Atlanta and offering some online programs; Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah; Athens Technical College; Atlanta Technical College; Augusta State University; Augusta Technical College; Bainbridge College; Bauder College; Brenau University.

Brown College of Court Reporting and Medical Transcription, located in Atlanta; Brown Mackie College, also in Atlanta; Central Georgia Technical University, in Macon; Chattahooche Technical College, with locations in both Jasper and Marietta; Clark Atlanta University; Clayton State University, in Morrow.

College of Coastal Georgia, in Brunswick; Columbus State University; Dalton State College; Darton College, located in Albany; DeKalb Technical College, in Clarkston; East Central Technical College, in Fitzgerald, which offers online programs; Flint River Technical College in Thomaston; Fort Valley State University, offering some online programs; Gainesville State College in Oakwood; Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, and many others.