Programs

RWU’s School of Justice Studies offers four majors each leading to a Bachelor of Science degree as well as three Master of Science degrees. In addition, SJS offers a 3+3 Program leading to a BS in Legal Studies and Juris Doctor from RWU Law in six years, and a 4+1 Program leading to both a BS and MS in Criminal Justice in just five years. The School of Justice Studies also has several minors and a certificate in Digital Forensics.

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  • Forensic Science Major

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    Forensic Science

    At RWU, our rigorous interdisciplinary Forensic Science program pairs legal courses with a strong scientific background in either biology or chemistry to teach you about the crucial role forensic science plays in criminal justice. You’ll learn how to examine, analyze and testify about physical evidence, which will prepare you for a career as a forensic science technician in a laboratory, hospital, university, medical examiner’s office or police department.

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  • Health Care Administration Undergraduate Certificate

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    Health Care Administration

    When you study Health Care Administration at RWU, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge to work in health care services or administration. The program offers a flexible lineup of classes in subjects ranging from public policy to economics. Whether you earn this certificate on its own or as part of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, you’ll develop the values of accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation that are core to any health care career.

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  • Leadership Graduate Certificate, Master's Degree

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    Leadership

    When you study Leadership at RWU, you aren’t just investing in your communication, negotiation and accountability skills. Our Leadership students go on to create high-performance organizations that use creativity, innovation and improvisation to adapt to the new challenges of our globalized, technological 21st century world. The dynamic leadership techniques and methods you learn through this program can help any organization succeed.

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  • Legal Studies Bachelor's Plus Law, Major, Minor

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    Legal Studies

    In Legal Studies, you’ll develop the critical and analytical thinking, writing and reasoning skills necessary to examine all perspectives on issues. Our students study topics like ethics, conflict resolution and social justice to understand the profound effect of the law on people’s everyday experiences. Combined with a required second major and advising from attorney faculty members, you’ll be prepared for law school or a legal career such as a mediator, court reporter or claims examiner.

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  • Public Administration (MPA) Master's Degree

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    Public Administration (MPA)

    Uniquely set in the School of Justice Studies, RWU’s Public Administration program emphasizes accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation -- values that will define your management career in government or nonprofits. By analyzing public policy, you’ll learn how to bring together diverse groups and find solutions to critical social issues, preparing you to work in a broad range of fields including healthcare, environment, fundraising and homeland security.

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  • Public Management Graduate Certificate

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    Public Management

    When you study Public Management at RWU, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge to become a manager in the public sector. The program offers classes in a range of areas, from ethics and public law to grant writing and program evaluations. Whether you earn this certificate on its own or as part of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, you’ll develop the values of accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation that are core to any government or nonprofit career.

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  • Security Assurance Studies Major

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    Security Assurance Studies

    Security in the 21st century transcends law enforcement and government service to encompass many disciplines -- and many avenues to career success. As a Security Assurance Studies major, you’ll learn how to become a security professional who makes sound decisions in the face of dynamic local, national and global issues. This broad interdisciplinary program allows you to specialize in the area of security that interests you most, whether that’s foreign languages or computer science.