Classes Start May 9.

Join the ranks of law enforcement with a Public Safety and Security Degree

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Flexible scheduling

Public Safety and Security classes are offered days and evenings.

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Choose your path

Focus your degree in either Criminal Justice or Homeland Security.

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In-demand careers

Prepare for a career that is both personally rewarding and of critical importance to the community.

Envision yourself working in a career where you will protect people from danger and keep them out of harm’s way. Join the prestigious ranks of law enforcement and Public Safety professionals and play a vital role in society.

Disaster and tragedy can strike without warning

In these times of trouble, leaders and heroes step forward to bring order to the chaos. Goodwin University educates such professionals — those who run towards the danger, who put the lives of others ahead of their own. By enrolling in our Public Safety and Security program, you will be prepared to make a life-altering difference during times of need.

Financing your public safety education

At Goodwin, there are many kinds of financial aid available to students, including grants and scholarships that don’t have to be paid back, student loans that will have to be repaid, and work-study opportunities that provide a regular paycheck. Dedicated financial aid advisors will work with you to create a financial aid package that works for you and your budget.

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Program curriculum

Students in our Public Safety and Security program can follow either a criminal justice or homeland security track. Criminal justice courses emphasize criminal investigation, criminal procedure, and the development of the criminal justice system. Homeland security courses emphasize emergency planning, the National Incident Management System, and personal and physical security.

Coursework includes:

PSS 360 Risk Reduction through Environmental Design
PSS 390 Research Methods
PSS 450 Public Policy Analysis
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Public Safety and Security graduates can find careers in:

  • Corporate 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
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Jesline Rosario

“Goodwin's diverse student body opened my mind and impacted my way of thinking. It was a safe and enriching environment. I was exposed to a variety of beliefs and cultures, all of which were celebrated.”

Public service tuition scholarship program

In support of hard working employees in public service fields, Goodwin University is proud to provide a 25% tuition scholarship to new students enrolling in our Public Safety & Security Programs who work in a related field.

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Classes Start May 9.