On any given month, there are images of devastating public disasters aired on television—whether it is a school shooting, Hurricane Katrina or a terrorist attack. Public safety professionals protect citizens from dangers of both small and unimaginable scales. In the United States, the Department of Public Safety is a public... agency which provides different kinds of support to the following areas of protective services: Fire and rescue services; Ambulance and EMS; Police and security guards; Office of emergency services (OES); Inspections and code enforcement; and animal control.
Degrees in public safety administration, emergency management, or any of the other areas of protective services are available at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate levels. A degree can be a gateway to entry-level work in the field, or it can enhance a public safety professional's current work, or be the key to advancement. Because of the rigors of full-time work and constantly changing shifts, many professionals in this field choose to pursue their studies online. This allows individuals to set their own academic schedules. Students in online programs, often referred to as distance learners, can log into class whenever (or wherever) they are able.
Degrees programs in public safety go beyond explaining the technical procedures required of each job. Instead, lectures will focus on the social implications and historical contexts of public service. Whatever their overarching career goals may be, students in public safety programs have a better understanding of what it means to protect and serve.
The College of Professional Studies, in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at GW, has created the security and safety leadership program. more >
With the field of public safety becoming broader and more complex, there is increased demand for public safety leaders who are knowledgeable on a range of public safety, criminal justice, and emergenc more >
Stay at the forefront of this evolving field as you study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues. more >
A Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Disaster Management and Relief is designed to develop leadership abilities in management, to be utilized in all types of disaster situations, emp more >
Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership provides students with the skills to develop professionally and ga more >
Recent events worldwide have focused attention on the prevalence of disasters, mass-casualty situations and public service disruptions including terrorism, war, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floo more >
The havoc and damage created by natural and man-made disasters can be minimized with effective emergency planning. more >
This program is designed to provide students with foundational skills in firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, and firefighting strategy and tactics. more >
Upper Iowa University's Bachelor of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management degree program prepares the learner to understand, manage, and mitigate the physical and human consequences of natural, more >
Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Fire Science provides instruction in fire prevention methods, fire detection systems, fire codes, fire investigation rescue, safety and salvage more >
CSU's Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health is designed for mid-career professionals who seek to expand their management options. more >
The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety from Eastern Kentucky University is a thorough examination of the safety industry including the rules, regulations, and training that keeps our world and more >
There is a rapid increase in instances of various types of disasters in the United States and globally. more >
Fire up your career with a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration. This program presents a balanced curriculum and contains courses identified by the National Fire Academy, U.S. more >