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Public Safety

Public Safety

Public safety is a broad term for any type of government or federal work that is intended to protect the general public. The goal of public safety professionals is the prevention of crime and protection of the population from harm. Organizations providing public safety services include Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire departments, and other groups that respond and protect against threats. These groups also respond to natural disasters or man-made disasters with emergency medical services, and, if possible, prevent such events from occurring. While certain organizations serve as the frontline defense, other organizations are just as important in the field of public safety.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
  • MS in Criminal Justice
  • And more...

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Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice Associate Degree
  • Homeland Security Management

Locations: Summerdale
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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
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Kaplan University KHE

Programs:

  • BS in Fire Science and Emergency Management
  • Master of Public Administration : Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Juvenile Justice
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Locations: Lewiston , Saint Louis , Lincoln , More...
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ECPI University

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor's
  • Homeland Security - Bachelor's

Campus
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice

Online

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs:

  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement

Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

Campus

Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration

Locations: Lexington
Campus

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice

Locations: Harrisburg
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Animal control officers, health inspectors, police dispatchers, and parking enforcement officers all have their role in protecting the public from harm. If an individual is undecided on which exact public safety career is right for them, general courses in public safety are taught at many colleges that offer a wide perspective of the public safety field.

Public safety is a diverse field and includes jobs in many different areas, from local police departments to national organizations under the control of the federal government. No matter the scale of operations or the particular organization a public safety specialist joins, their job will protect the general population. Also, almost every level of employment in the field of public safety may require certification, including a minimum level of education and the passing of qualification tests. For basic jobs in local public safety organizations, a high school education or college degree may be enough. However, for higher-paying federal jobs, a bachelor's degree in a field that pertains to the particular field will most likely be required.