The Social and Behavioral Sciences programs are designed for people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our business degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your business career to a higher level.
Whether you want to enter the field of criminal justice or need credentials to advance your career, Kaplan University's criminal justice degree programs are designed to help you achieve your goal.
Our degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations.
Our comprehensive fire science programs offer the flexibility of online learning, ideal for individuals in the fire science and emergency management fields who may work inconsistent hours.
You could acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills and prepare for a career in the health care industry by earning a health sciences degree, diploma, or certificate.
Our programs in legal studies, paralegal studies, and environmental policy are designed to fit your educational goals.
Our nursing degree and certificate programs are taught by practicing professionals who are dedicated to helping you prepare for real-world challenges in nursing.
Kaplan University's IT programs are designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to start or advance your technology career.
Kaplan University offers over 180 degree and certificate programs all available to military, veterans, and spouses of active duty members. In addition, several programs have been developed to complement specific military occupations or programs established by the military.
The Kaplan University School of General Education courses support the academic, social, personal, and professional development of learners throughout their engagement with the University.
Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) offers individualized, affordable education that integrates technology and personalized service to help learners meet their career, academic, and personal goals.
Offering the flexibility of online education and support for military students.
Every day, talented individuals are proving it's never too late to think about the future.
Learn more about becoming an international student at US-based and accredited Kaplan University.
Learn about transferring your previously earned college credits to Kaplan University.
We have partnered with many employers and educational institutions to provide their employees and students with education opportunities.
Corporate and Academic Partners
Kaplan University is dedicated to the support, engagement, and involvement of our graduates.
Resources for current Kaplan University students.
We have 15 ground locations across the country. Explore our locations to see if we're in your neighborhood.
Learning Center Experience
Jonathan Walker was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. There, he attended Miller Hawkins Business College earning an associate’s degree in business administration. After graduation, Jonathan started to work in security.
Although he loved his job, he was eager to advance in his career but could not do so without a bachelor’s degree.
After visiting a traditional university, Jonathan knew it was not for him.
“I looked at some of the local universities, and I went into some of the laboratories as well as the conference rooms. They seemed crowded. It was like being in an auditorium at a rock concert or something. However, with Kaplan University, having the individual opportunity to be able to tell my side of my education, and being heard individually, as opposed to being just a part of a group, stood out to me. That’s what really kept me going.”
He enrolled in Kaplan University in 2014 and was excited, yet nervous.
“Kaplan University exceeded my expectations. This was the first time I had ever done an online course, and so I was kind of skeptical in the beginning. And then once I got into the program, it actually fit my lifestyle really, really well.”
Jonathan was working full-time in management as a supervisor covering certain states in the U.S. “I have seven or eight of them that I have different offices at. So this was a great opportunity to take school with me wherever I had to be. And, Kaplan University fit right in.”
Jonathan earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was promoted to director of security in 2016. It was not a coincidence that these events happened in the same year.
“I was looking for an opportunity to advance. I’d gotten as far as I could in my present position. Kaplan University opened a door for me to get some added information, and some guided knowledge that I could use in the present position that I’m in as a director,” he admits. In his new position, Jonathan finds himself using what he learned in his courses at Kaplan University.
“We do have quarterly meetings at my new job, and we managers are given the opportunity to come up with the subject. A lot of the things that I learned during Kaplan University, I use those in some of the meetings as for as how officers should react to certain situations. As well as helping them to understand what the real job of security officer is.”
According to Jonathan, “If you’re thinking about enrolling in Kaplan University, be prepared for a great experience. Kaplan University is a wonderful university. One thing I would say that it is, since it is online, it's going to take you to be willing to sit down and focus. As long as you have the focus, you'll be a success."
Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required.
KU Facebook Page
KU Twitter Page
KU YouTube Channel
KU Google+ Page
KU LinkedIn Page
KU Pinterest Page
KU Instagram Page
Registered User Login
Student Consumer Information
LEARNING AT KAPLAN UNIVERSITY