School of Justice Studies

Degrees To Help You Serve And Improve Your Community

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 human services to paralegal studies, our in-depth degree curriculum and fieldwork offers relevant real-world scenarios to prepare you to enter your career with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. Our classroom coursework and in-field experiences are tested and proven on the “front lines” to help give you a competitive advantage in today’s workplace.

Whether you want to advance your current career or start a new career in a criminal justice field, our Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees can help give you the academic background you need to reach your career goals.

School of Justice Studies Degrees and Programs

Bachelor’s Degrees

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:

Associate’s Degrees

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:

Certificates

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:

Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter begins
November 10
Fall Mid-Quarter begins
December 21
Fall Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

October 6
Fall I Session begins
November 16
Fall I Session ends
November 17
Fall II Session begins
December 28
Fall II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

November 11
Veterans Day
November 27
Thanksgiving
November 28
Thanksgiving
December 25
Christmas Day
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

January 5
Winter Quarter begins
February 9
Winter Mid-Quarter begins
March 22
Winter Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

January 5
Winter I Session begins
February 15
Winter I Session ends
February 16
Winter II Session begins
March 29
Winter II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

January 1
New Year's Day
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

April 6
Spring Quarter begins
May 11
Spring Mid-Quarter begins
June 21
Spring Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

April 6
Spring I Session begins
May 17
Spring I Session ends
May 18
Spring II Session begins
June 28
Spring II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

May 25
Memorial Day

Summer Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

July 6
Summer Quarter begins
August 10
Summer Mid-Quarter begins
September 20
Summer Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

July 6
Summer I Session begins
August 16
Summer I Session ends
August 17
Summer II Session begins
September 27
Summer II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

July 4
Independence Day
September 7
Labor Day


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