Public Safety

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Two tracks within the program: Criminal Justice or Homeland Security.
8495 violent crimes were reported in Connecticut in 2014. Statistics like these underscore the need for individuals with an education in Public Safety.
Classes are offered 3 times a year.
Attend classes part time or full time.

Join the Ranks of Law Enforcement with a Public Safety Degree

We believe everyone should have access to a quality education. We believe that you should have the chance to succeed, no matter where you’ve been or where you plan to go.

Play a vital role in society working in a career where you will protect people from danger and keep them out of harm’s way. You are the determined, confident individual that law enforcement needs. Make your own difference today.

Disaster and tragedy can strike without warning. In these times of trouble, leaders and heroes step forward to bring order to the chaos. Goodwin College educates such professionals — those who run towards the danger, who put the lives of others ahead of their own. By enrolling in our bachelor’s degree in Public Safety and Security program, you will be prepared to make a life-altering difference during times of need.

Two Tracks, One Degree

Whether you’re interested in Criminal Justice or in Homeland Security, Goodwin has an option that’s right for you. Our Public Safety and Security bachelor’s degree program has two tracks for you to study. Our criminal justice track focuses on criminal investigation, criminal procedure, and the development of the criminal justice system. The homeland security track emphasizes emergency planning, the National Incident Management System, and personal and physical security.

Law Enforcement Education

Goodwin College offers Public Safety and Security at a bachelor’s degree level, and Criminal Justice and Homeland Security at an associate degree level.

Careers in public safety and security include:

  • Computer Security
  • Corrections
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Cyber Crime Investigation
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Science
  • First Responders
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement
  • Security
  • Transportation Security Administration

Flexible class schedules and financial aid options
Find out more about our flexible scheduling and career outcomes. Getting a great education means making an investment in your future; and our financial aid team is ready to work with you to make sure you find the grants, scholarships, and other aid you need to cover your college tuition.

Click for a detailed look at the complete curriculum for the Public Safety bachelor's degree program.

Looking to transfer credits?
We will evaluate any transfer credits you may have — usually in less than one business day with an unofficial transcript.

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