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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Bachelor of Science in Public Safety & Emergency Management

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management program is a bachelor’s degree completion program that provides a theoretical and applied approa...

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

    Not applicable

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

MS - Emergency Management

Gain the leadership skills to coordinate agencies in crisis situations by earning a credible and respected online Master’s in Emergency Management degree. Capella has over 500 partnerships w...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

PhD - Emergency Management

Complex emergency situations call for quick-thinking professionals who are ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Knowing what to do and when to do it can make all the difference when it com...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter

DEM - Emergency Management

Community, state, and federal employers are looking for more from emergency management professionals. They want to hire knowledgeable employees who are ready to hit the ground running, whatever th...

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

    Not applicable

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

BA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Work to protect America. With your online Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree from Ashford University, you gain a broad view of homeland security and emergency pr...

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

    Not applicable

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

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

    Not applicable

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

Master of Arts in Emergency & Disaster Management

The Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management provides graduate-level knowledge to improve critical thinking and decision-making skills required in the planning and management of public ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Emergency & Disaster Management

The graduate certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management introduces you to the concepts of emergency management, including hazard analysis, mitigation, planning, communication, response, and ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Arts in Emergency & Disaster Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management offers a practical education designed to prepare you for a full spectrum of careers in emergency management and public safety. It introduc...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    122
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Public Service & Public Policy / Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in public service and public policy online degree with a concentration in emergency management and homeland security prepares you to tackle com...

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security

Keeping the nation safe takes a wide variety of participants. Aside from the obvious first responders, there are maritime specialists, security for private industry, transportation security specia...

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

    Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science-Emergency Management Planning and Administration

In a world where natural disasters and other emergencies are on the news every day, the importance of trained professionals to help with crisis management is becoming more paramount. The Associate...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    67
  • Credit Type:

Emergency Management Planning and Administration Certificate

The Emergency Management Planning and Administration Certificate from Lakeland Community College is designed for individuals with a passion for helping and coordinating in times of crisis. With a ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    28
  • Credit Type:

Emergency Medical Science - Bridging Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students wishing to pursue a higher education in the field of health and medicine may partake in Lenoir Community College’s Associate of Applied Science degree program focusing on Emergency Medica...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    73
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Administration / Emergency Planning and Administration

The Master of Science in Administration with a Specialization in Emergency Planning and Administration degree offered by Lynn University is a program of study intended to help students develop int...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Administration - Emergency Management

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

    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:

Master of Science in Emergency Management

Earn your degree in Master of Science in Emergency Management from Millersville University of Pennsylvania ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate

Earn your degree in Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate from Minnesota West Community and Technical College...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

National University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (BS-HSEM) provides a solid foundation in the security issues, practices, politics, and cultures...

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

    Not applicable

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

MS in Emergency Management and Business Continuity

The MS in Emergency Management and Business Continuity degree at New Jersey Institute of Technology is ideal for corporate and public sector professionals working in emergency management and or bu...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness

...

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

    Jewish

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Services Administration 90-30, Bachelor of Science

Earn your degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Services Administration 90-30, Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University...

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

    Not applicable

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

Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Services Administration 90-30, Bachelor of Arts

Earn your degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Services Administration 90-30, Bachelor of Arts from Northern Arizona University...

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

    Not applicable

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

Applied Science - Emergency Services Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science

Earn your degree in Applied Science - Emergency Services Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science from Northern Arizona University...

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

    Not applicable

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

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