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Homeland Security and Public Safety

Homeland security and public safety is a dynamic and diverse career field that keeps evolving to meet new needs. These professionals help to reduce our country’s vulnerabilities as well as minimize the damage caused by catastrophic events.

Created in 2001, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now one of the largest federal agencies with more than 183,000 workers. Many homeland security jobs are with government agencies. However, there are also plenty of opportunities in private companies and nonprofit organizations.

Professionals in this field anticipate, prevent, and react to everything from pandemics to hurricanes to terrorism. Options exist both for those who like to be in the forefront and for those who prefer to work in the background. Specific areas include:

  • Revealing potential security threats
  • Analyzing intelligence and recognizing potential problems
  • Responding to and managing critical incidents
    including fires
  • Assessing and addressing an organizations safety and terrorism risks
  • Investigating incidents and collecting evidence

Do you have the dedication needed to succeed in this field?

Professionals in this field need to be dedicated to their work and always conduct themselves with integrity and impartiality. Since they interact with many different types of people, they need strong interpersonal skills and communications capabilities. They must also be able to keenly observe their surroundings and recognize any strange or suspicious behavior.

A career in homeland security and public safety could be right for you if you:

  • Are comfortable working in an organized hierarchy
  • Believe in showing great respect for authority and superiors
  • Can work well alone or in a group
  • Have strong observation and reporting skills
  • Respond well under stress
  • Can work with details
  • Are willing to be a positive role model for the community

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here .

This program does not have any certifications or licensures associated with it.

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