Not Sure Which Justice Studies Program Is Right for You?
A good place to start is to ask yourself how you want to 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, one of our Paralegal program options may be the best path for you to reach your career goals.
Do you hear your calling to become a police officer? Whether you’ve already accomplished the academic or physical skills component, or have no previous experience, you can pursue the Law Enforcement program option that best fits your needs and become a police officer in the state of Minnesota. No matter what program you choose in Justice Studies, you can work and study knowing you are helping to enhance your natural skills and pursue the role you were meant to fill.
At Rasmussen College, 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.
Flexible Learning Options
Flex Choice® works to make your education more flexible and affordable—combining traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE)—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit by demonstrating what you know and can do. We have saved students more than $5.6 million through self-directed assessments and also work to give adult learners more control over their time through CBE.1 We are a national leader in CBE, helping to advance this cutting-edge, faculty-led, project-based learning approach that prioritizes your learning over deadlines. CBE allows you to move quickly through topics you already understand and slow down with more challenging material—a perfect fit for the busy adult learner! You’ll have to be able to have the flexibility you need in your life for college.
Criminal Justice Career Outlook
To help you find the career that best aligns with your passions, we assembled our Criminal Justice Career Outlook. Inside this guide, you will find essential criminal justice career information, from career descriptions and job outlooks to professional skills for long-term success and education and experience requirements.
“Every good thing that has happened to me in the past few years came from somehow, someway being affiliated with Rasmussen College.”
Criminal Justice Graduate
- Savings calculated from students enrolled at Rasmussen College who utilized Flex Choice® Credit by Assessment, which were offered for no additional charge when taken concurrently with traditional courses from May 2014 to January 2018. When completed, assessments reduced the number of traditional courses students were required to complete as part of their program. From the launch of Flex Choice Credit by Assessment in May 2014 through January 2018, 8,297 courses have been completed. Calculation: 8,297 courses x 3.2 credits per course = 26,550 credits. Cost per credit $250 x 26,550 credits = $6,637,500 in savings in the last four years. Since January 2017, we’ve been charging $99 per attempt 10,280 attempts since January 2017 x $99 = $1,017,720 in revenue. $6,637,500 savings - $1,017,720 revenue = $5,619,780 saved.