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  • Applied Psychology

    The degree in applied psychology prepares the student to think critically about their own ideas and those of others apply these methods to the problems of community and of the larger society. Students are trained to be an independent thinker and active participant in a rapidly changing world.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Case Management

    This program provides knowledge and skills relevant to the provision of case management services in a variety of health care settings. The program is designed for individuals who are employed in the field of case management and who are in the process of obtaining certification in case management. The required courses prepare students to sit for certification examinations.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Community Development

    As the only Community Development program in the state, we prepare you to mobilize action to improve neighborhood quality of life and build sustainable communities.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Community Policing

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Corporate Communications

    This program is an intensive learning experience that will prepare you to be a flexible communicator and practitioner with excellent management, research, writing technical and social skills. This program is well suited for anyone looking to make a career change, move up in their career or just wants to better their communication skills.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Corrections Agency Administration

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Criminal Justice

    RWU’s interdisciplinary Criminal Justice program combines courses in policing, corrections and procedure with studies in the social sciences to introduce you to the theory and practice of criminal law and the moral complexity of the criminal justice system. Along with internships and the guidance of our faculty of experienced practitioners, you’ll be prepared for careers such as law enforcement, counseling and probation or to advance into graduate study or law school.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Cybersecurity & Networking

    Designed and taught in collaboration with industry experts, RWU’s cutting-edge Cybersecurity & Networking program trains the next generation of high-demand information security specialists to protect the computer networks we rely on every day. With courses that cover technology security and networking skills combined with a specialized focus area like digital forensics or audits -- all taught through hands-on study in our Forensics and Networking Security lab -- you’ll learn how to solve issues like hacking, cyberattacks and internal threats for any organization.



  • Digital Forensics

    Study the growing field of Digital Forensics at RWU, where students learn how to solve computer crimes like viruses, data sabotage and financial fraud. Through hands-on study in our Forensics and Networking Security lab, you’ll discover how investigators acquire, analyze and manage evidence collected from computers and mobile devices, as well as how to present this evidence in court.



  • Early Childhood

    The associates degree in Early Childhood Education prepares students to work with young children in a variety of educational fields, including public and private schools and centers, homes and other facilities. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive programs in early childhood settings.

  • Emergency Medical Services

    Our courses are made with professionals in mind and led by distinguished emergency medical practitioners and EMS leaders. From them, you'll learn the real-world knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

    This program provides individuals with the technical and professional knowledge and skills required to improve health and safety practices in the workplace. The program is designed to increase the knowledge and expertise of personnel associated with the field of occupational safety and health.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Gerontology

    This certificate is practice-orientated, preparing students for work in the field or credentialing students already working in the field. Students will be drawn from a wild range of public and private agencies involved in the programming and care of older people.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • 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.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Health Services Adminstration

    Designed for adults working (or seeking to work) in health services, public health, health education, or health care administration fields, in either the private sector or the public sector (federal, state, or local government or non-profit organizations) who need to upgrade skills or attain additional credentials.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Healthcare Paralegal

    This program is designed to provide paralegal education and the skills necessary for students with a medical background to expand their careers into the legal arena. It is open to students who have previously earned 60 hours of credit or baccalaureate or associate degree, and who have at least 4000 hours of nursing experience.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Healthy Communities

    The healthy communities program prepares students for careers in community-based health in nonprofit organizations, public and private healthcare institutions as well as careers in healthcare policy and administration. Students in the healthy communities program focus on the critical social and economic systems that health intersects with and their impacts on communities through policy and practice.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Homeland Security

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Humanities & Social Sciences

    Students interested in more than one topic within the humanities and social sciences can obtain a general studies degree combining the study of the arts, the sciences and the humanities.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Individualized Concentration

    This individualized concentration is intended for students with an interest in pursuing an individualized and personalized program of studies not available in other degree programs.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Infant and Toddler

    This program is designed to prepare early childhood professionals in the development and needs of infants, toddlers, and their families and communities.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Liberal Arts

    Earn an associates of arts or associates of science degree in liberal arts to gain a broad base of knowledge from many disciplines. Studying liberal arts prepares students to think critically about the world around them and to excel in many disciplines.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Management

    As a Management major, you’ll learn how to lead organizations through complex decisions such as budgeting, negotiating, planning and directing. Because these decisions have broad impacts throughout an organization, RWU’s curriculum encourages you to think about dynamics like diversity, ethics and politics in the workplace. Combined with hands-on internship experience, you’ll gain the management skills for a successful career in human resources, purchasing, administrative services, health services, or your own entrepreneurial venture.

  • Municipal Management

    Designed for adults working (or seeking to work) in municipal and local government settings who need to upgrade skills, acquire new skills, or attain additional credentials.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Nurse Paralegal

    This program is designed for registered nurses interested in training in performing legal tasks and the application of nursing knowledge to legal services. It is open to registered nurses who have previously earned 60 hours of credit or a baccalaureate or associate degree, and who have at least 4000 hours of nursing experience.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Nursing Home Adminstration

    This certificate is practice-oriented, preparing students for work in the field or credentialing students already working in the field. Students will be drawn from a wide range of public and private agencies involved in programming and care of older people.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Paralegal Studies

    The ABA approved Paralegal Studies Program prepares students to be professionals in the legal community. In the past few years, the opportunities for accomplished and technically-savvy paralegals have increased due to economic and technological changes. Our program has kept pace.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Police Agency Administration

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Policing, Public Safety and Security

    The program in policing, public safety, and security is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the different components of the public safety systems in the United States and their role in protecting and serving the community. By fostering an understanding of the individual roles, responsibilities, and capabilities of emergency medical services, corrections, security, and policing, our students will be better equipped to create and manage valuable partnerships within the public safety arena in both emergency and non-emergency environments.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Public Administration

    Whether developing education programs for inner-city youth or working with residents to create a crime-fighting neighborhood watch, public administrators breathe life into public policies. If you major in public administration, you’ll build the skills it takes to bring together diverse groups and change communities for the better.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Public Safety

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • School Finance and Operations

    The Master’s of Science in School Finance and Operations can elevate your career and help you better serve your schools. The program offers a blend of traditional and work-based learning to build the knowledge and practical skills required of a school business administrator. The program is aligned to the professional standard and code of ethics of the Association of Business Officials (ASBO) International.

  • Sustainable Community Development and Economic Development

    Students will have the opportunity to develop key skills and knowledge that includes project design, planning, implementation, management, and evaluation for work in nonprofit organizations, planning, community reinvestment, policy-making and government regulatory agencies, among others.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online


  • Technology, Design and Production

    This program brings together what all individuals, leaders and managers - whether in healthcare, private industry, or government- need to understand in modern work to be effective contributors, and specifically focuses on the interconnection of technology and leading people. By developing a deep understanding of how organizations and people build innovation, physical product and human connections, students can gain immediate and long-term development opportunities.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Technology, Leadership and Management

    This modern program examines how people and technology collide – whether in education, industrial settings, or start-up technologies and businesses- and provides the tools for understanding technology and process design’s implication in managing and leading within 21st century organizations. As a graduate you can expect to become skilled in systems thinking, managing projects and leading through change initiatives in automotive, omni-channel retailing, manufacturing, engineering, and services industries.