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Discover what’s possible when you serve your community with our Certificate and undergraduate Justice Studies programs.

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Start or continue your career in criminal justice, law enforcement or as a paralegal with one of our Justice Studies programs. You’ll have the support, training and transferable skills you need to confidently pursue your career goals.

Not Sure Which Justice Studies Program Is Right for You?

Rasmussen University’s Justice Studies programs offer a wide range of knowledge and skills that allow you to best serve your community and deliver justice to those in need.

If you have a passion for working in high-pressure situations, our Associate's level Criminal Justice degree provides the academic foundation that many law enforcement agencies are looking for in new hires. Pursuing an online Criminal Justice degree at the Bachelor's level is ideal for students who are interested in leadership roles within the justice system.

If you’ve always seen yourself working alongside an attorney in a courtroom or corporate office, our Paralegal Certificate or Associate’s Degree may be the best path for you to reach your goals.

Rasmussen University’s Law Enforcement programs will help you to reach your goals of becoming a police officer in the state of Minnesota. Whether you’ve already accomplished the academic or physical skills component, or have no previous experience, you can work and study knowing you are helping to enhance your natural skills and pursue the role you were meant to fill.

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9 Careers in Criminal Justice for Degree Holders to Consider

When someone tells you that they have a degree in Criminal Justice, you might naturally assume they’re working or plan to work as a police officer, but that’s a pretty big assumption.

So, what can you do with a Criminal Justice degree, exactly? We did a little research to give you a better understanding of the criminal justice careers this degree could lead you to. Keep reading to familiarize yourself with nine criminal justice careers available to those with the right education.

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About Us

At Rasmussen University, our School of Justice Studies provides current and future criminal justice professionals a wide range of industry-relevant programs. Our in-depth training and fieldwork offer relevant real-world scenarios to prepare you to fulfill your career goals. Throughout our curriculum, you gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed within the justice system and to promote safety and well-being within your communities.

"Every good thing that has happened to me in the past few years came from somehow, someway being affiliated with Rasmussen University."

Criminal Justice Graduate