At Rasmussen University, our online Criminal Justice degrees are perfect for those who want to make a positive impact on your community. In our online Criminal Justice Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree programs, you’ll focus on launching or advancing your career in a rewarding field through:
This Criminal Justice program is not designed to meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in any states. The program has not been approved by any state professional licensing body and does not lead to any state-issued professional license.
Our "laddering" approach to education allows you to bolster your resume by earning your online Criminal Justice Associate’s degree in the process of earning your online Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree. Then, once you’re ready, you can transfer those initial credits to complete your Bachelor’s degree. It’s both time- and money-saving. 67% of program requirements may be completed through Knowledge Credit™: transfer credits, self-directed assessments, course waivers or other ways of getting credit for prior learning. Don’t discard credits—make the most of them.
Everything you’ll learn in our online Criminal Justice programs has been validated by criminal justice professionals with experience in the FBI, DEA, United States Secret Services, Homeland Security and more.4 Our instructors bring experience in law enforcement, narcotics, combatting human trafficking and corrections.
Wherever your career takes you, you’ll be a stronger contributor with skills in:
"The program reflects an ongoing effort to ensure our curriculum reflects current issues, challenges, and topics in the criminal justice field and that our students have the necessary skills to be successful in the career and to service their communities."
Patty Laney, JD