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.
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Kaplan University, Des Moines campus, is located in suburban Des Moines, and with the Meredith Bridge now open, getting to the campus is easy.
Kaplan University, Des Moines campus, offers a variety of student life activities that could help you further your personal and professional goals. Medical Club: Members organize field trips and hold fundraisers to support local charities. Business Club: This organization is dedicated to students who are interested in the business field and also focuses on fundraising efforts for the community. IT Club: Students who are interested in technology organize fundraisers and raffles to support local charities. Criminal Justice/Legal Club: Open to all criminal justice and legal studies students, members organize fundraisers and raffles in the community.
At Kaplan University, we are committed to your education, your goals—you. That's why we've introduced the Kaplan CommitmentSM. We believe you should have the opportunity to experience Kaplan University for an introductory period with no tuition obligation. It's part of our core principles that ground us, guide us, and ensure our dedication to helping you succeed.The Kaplan Commitment is a new way for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. There's no financial obligation beyond the application fee. It's available to new students, online or on campus.
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We strive to deliver a best-in-class educational experience with an unmatched commitment to your success. We understand that the decision to continue your education could help take your career to the next level. That's why we pride ourselves on being an outcomes-focused institution that offers relevant programs in many of the nation's fastest-growing fields. From day one, our curriculum will help you develop the skills to pursue a new career or advance in your current career.*
Patricia Merck is the program chair for business, accounting, information technology, and paralegal programs.
Peg Long is the program chair for social and behavioral sciences programs. She joined Kaplan University in 2005 and became program chair in 2010.
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