List of Accredited Online Degrees

Criminal Justice, Law, and Public Safety degree programs draw specific topics from each curriculum, as the programs of study have similar impact on domestic and societal developments. Important governmental institutions, in addition to private and non-profit organizations, support the need for well-educated and trained individuals in the areas of criminal justice and public safety. Each of the primary programs of study can be described as:

Sociology is the study of human society, which encompasses origins, development social groupings, and traditional and non-traditional organizations. The expansive social science is a foundational body of knowledge needed when analyzing the intricacies of human behavior. The field of Sociology can include social class, religion, welfare, government, politics, music, art, literature and anthropology to name a few. A sociologist is trained and educated to apply research and methodologies when analyzing past, present and future trends and events in a society. The goal of the traditional sociologist is to determine conclusive evidence, through scientific research, that will be applied to social programs, economic plans and a general understanding of human interaction.

Political science is focused on the study of state, government, and politics. Political science students engage in relationships serving as the foundation for political events and conditions, while deducing general ideas and concepts about the workings of politics. Political science draws information and inspiration from economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. The critical role of public administration as a practice in addition to an academic study comprises establishments engaged in governmental activities, such as the creation and interpretation of laws and the subsequent regulations and administration of programs based on the applicable jurisprudence. The activities include taxation, national defense, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs, international assistance and the proper administration of government programs.

Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, and contributes to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, correction facilities in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad depth and breadth understanding of the discipline. A foundation in criminal justice will consist of a student learning the goals associated with enforcing laws, reducing crime, providing security and punishing those who infringe on established rules.

Graduates will use the learned foundations of a degree in the social science, especially in political science, sociology and criminal justice to enter careers as policy makers, lawyers, educators, business managers, government organizations and social workers. Successful students can pursue additional education in other concentrations to expand the core knowledge and become specialized in specific areas. Students may wish to become part of social groups to better comprehend the variance of ideas and considerable topics.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    38
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science

Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science pr...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management

Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. The Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Manag...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Fire Science

Earn your bachelor’s degree to pursue or enhance a career in fire services. Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Science in Fire Science

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management

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  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Fire Science

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science-Fire Science Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology degree at Lakeland Community College is intended for individuals with a passion for helping society and its individuals. This program ai...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    68
  • Credit Type:

Fire Prevention Principles Certificate of Completion

The Fire Prevention Principles Certificate of Completion is a one-course occupational program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. A certificate of completion is a form of recogn...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Fire Science

Macomb Community College offers a Certificate in Fire Science. The online environment of this program offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending class during their free tim...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:

Fire Science Technology

Massasoit Community College offers a Fire Science Technology program through their Division of Public Service and Social Science field. Students who complete the program will earn their Associate ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Fire Department Company Officer Certificate

The Fire Department Company Officer Certificate program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College prepares students for careers as company officers.  A company officer organizes, coo...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    22
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Public Safety Administration with Concentrations in General Business/Fire Science Management

Earn your degree in Bachelor of Science or Arts in Public Safety Administration with Concentrations in General Business/Fire Science Management from Mississippi University for Women...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Fire Science Technology A.A.S.

Oakton Community College offers an online Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology ideal for students who want a career in fire fighting and related occupations.  Certai...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science In Fire Science Management

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration

Salem State University currently offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Service Administration as a part of their online programs.  This degree will prepare students for careers in the ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services

The University of Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services (Fire Science) to interested students. This distance learning format may make this program ideal for working profession...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Fire Service Administration

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has been providing education under the University of Maryland system’s umbrella since 1947. The school calls itself a “comprehensiv...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration/Fire Science

...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Fire Protection Technology

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum from Wake Technical Community College is offered online, and is designed to provide individuals with the technical and professional knowledge to make deci...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration

The Fire Science Administration bachelor degree program from Waldorf College prepares graduates to handle the challenges facing chief officers today and in the future. This degree program may allo...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering

...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science - Fire Science

Yavapai College offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a degree in Fire Science. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is available to students through an online l...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Service Administration

Albany State University currently offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Service Administration.  This degree will prepare students for careers as skilled firemen and women by providing them...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

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