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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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There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!

Programs:

  • B.S. in Public Safety and Emergency Management

Online

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

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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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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)

Online

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs:

  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in International Legal Studies

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Your rewarding career in Health Care, Technology, or Programming begins at Florida Technical College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice with emphasis on Homeland Security - Bachelor Degree

Locations: Miami
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At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)

Locations: Gardena , Ontario , Chula Vista , More...
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You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.

Programs:

  • MS/Criminal Justice - Forensic Science
  • MS/Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
  • MS/Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration
  • And more...

Online

We Change Lives...One Person At A Time. ®

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice, Associate of Science
  • Criminal Justice, Diploma

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Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice B.S.
  • Criminal Justice A.A.S.

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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.