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:

Spring Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday — Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 22
Spring Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring Quarter 2014 begins
May 18
Spring Quarter 2014 ends
Summer Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday — Labor Day, campuses closed
September 21
Summer Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

May 19
Early Summer Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday - Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 29
Early Summer Quarter 2014 ends
July 4
Holiday - Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
August 17
Summer Quarter 2014 ends
Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday - Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 27
Holiday - Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
November 28
Holiday - Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 21
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
December 25
Holiday - Christmas Day, campuses closed

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

August 18
Early Fall Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday - Labor Day, campuses closed
September 28
Early Fall Quarter 2014 ends
October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday - Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 16
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
Winter Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday - New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 6
Winter Quarter 2014 begins
January 20
Holiday - Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
March 23
Winter Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

November 18
Early Winter Quarter 2014 begins
November 28
Holiday - Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 25
Holiday - Christmas Day, campuses closed
December 29
Early Winter Quarter 2013 ends
January 1
Holiday - New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 6
Winter Quarter 2014 begins
January 20
Holiday - Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 16
Winter Quarter 2014 ends


Recent Blog Posts

Mankato Criminal Justice Student Dedicated to Improving Community
Criminals don't care about the gender of a police officer-they don't fight extra hard to get away from males and they're certainly not worried about being courteous around female officers. You've got to be tough to make it in law enforcement, no matter your gender. Mankato, Minn., criminal justice student Stephanie Beighley knows all about that toughness as she works her way toward a career in the justice system.

Written by Will Erstad on April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


14 Social Work Blogs You Need to Read in 2014
Here's a a list of 14 important social work blogs that can help you stay on top of your game and hopefully land you the job or promotion you've been seeking.

Written by Jess Mansour Scherman on April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments


Paralegal vs. Lawyer: The Guide to Help You Decide
What's the difference between a lawyer and a paralegal? The number of jokes made about them. Now that we've got that out of the way, we've decided to compare the two roles in terms of salary, career outlook, job duties and education required so you can decide which route into the legal field is the best option for you.

Written by Will Erstad on March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

 
 
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