School of Justice Studies
Degrees To Help You Serve And Improve Your Community
Justice Studies Bachelor's, Associate's and Certificates
From law enforcement to paralegal studies, a credential to match your passion
At Rasmussen College, our School of Justice Studies offers current and future criminal justice professionals a wide range of industry-relevant programs. From law enforcement to paralegal studies, our in-depth degree curriculum and fieldwork offer relevant real-world scenarios to prepare you to enter your career with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
Whether you want to advance your career or start a new one in a criminal justice field, our programs can help give you the academic background you need to reach your career goals.
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School of Justice Studies Degrees and Programs
Our Bachelor’s degrees provide an in-depth examination of each area of study with a focus on developing your critical-thinking skills and advanced knowledge of each of the following areas:
For students who want to enter the criminal justice system and build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in their specific area of study, we offer Associate’s degrees in the following areas:
To help students who have a degree and are focused on starting their career quickly, we offer Certificates with career-focused, hands-on, practical skill development in the following areas:
Recent Blog Posts
30 Legal Terms Every Future Criminal Justice Professional Should Know
We rounded up some of the most common legal terms used by both court professionals and law enforcement, so you can understand two sides of the criminal justice field. So next time you are hours-deep into a Law & Order marathon, you can rest easy knowing you’ve got a solid handle on the legal terminology used throughout the justice system.
8 Often Overlooked Qualities You Need to Be a Great Police Officer
We spoke with seasoned law enforcement professionals to help understand some of the overlooked abilities that distinguish an average officer from a great one. You may be surprised to learn you already possess some of the most important qualities of a police officer.
8 Criminal Justice Careers for Those Who Don’t Want to Be Police Officers
We rounded up eight worthwhile criminal justice careers that might be right for you, even if becoming a police officer isn’t up your alley. Take a look—one of these could just be your next job title.