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Your military training could translate into credit toward an associate's degree in public safety and security at Kaplan University, reducing the credits needed to earn a degree by a maximum of 50.*Kaplan University’s associate’s degree in public safety and security can help you develop the relevant skills and knowledge required to pursue a number of different career choices. The curriculum provides a strong public safety foundation, so you have the flexibility to pursue a career in law enforcement, private security, public safety, or other areas within the private and public sector.†
Transfer Credit Detail
The tables below illustrate the amount of credit that may be awarded for specific combat arms MOSs. Note: actual transfer credit may vary.
Military Occupation/Skill Level
11C Indirect Fire Infantryman
14S Air and Missile Defense
19D Calvary Scout
19K M1 Armor Crewman
31B Military Police
31 B 10
31 B 20+
An associate’s degree in public safety and
security can help you pursue a career in the public safety and security fields—rewarding
professions that offer individuals an opportunity to make an immediate impact
securing the safety of individuals and establishments in their community.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America will need more than 56,000
new private detectives, investigators, and security professionals between 2014
and 2024.‡ The online associate’s degree in public safety and security from
Kaplan University focuses on:
Career paths that graduates can pursue include†:
this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the online
Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security program: Delaware,
Kentucky, and Minnesota.
Individuals with an advanced education can
enhance their career options and opportunities within this increasingly
Kaplan University’s public safety and security
degree program was developed with the help of public safety and security
industry thought leaders who are active in national and private security
companies and emergency response organizations. Our community of industry
experts help ensure our curriculum meets a high academic standard—one that
provides graduates with relevant skills and knowledge that can be applied in
their chosen career.
This program covers an introduction to criminal justice and public safety as
well as the technology required to prevent and minimize criminal risk. In
addition, this comprehensive degree plan is designed to help you develop a
fundamental knowledge of public safety and security. Sample courses include:
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.
Online Start Date
Apr 19, 2017
Online and Campus Start Date
May 17, 2017
Online and Campus Start Date
Jun 07, 2017
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* Based on a member of the military who transfers in the maximum amount of quarter credit hours: 65 for medical MOS, 60 for military police and information technology MOS, 50 for combat arms MOS, 55 for paralegal specialist MOS, 45 for recruiter MOS. Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation duties. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s). State-specific requirements, as listed in catalog.kaplanuniversity.edu, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible to transfer.
† Local, state, and federal law enforcement jobs may require additional training or education beyond the associate’s level. Some positions require a 4-year bachelor's degree. You should fully research the requirements of any such position you intend to seek prior to enrolling in your program. Graduates of Kaplan University criminal justice programs are not eligible to attend police academies in Minnesota.
‡ Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Private Detectives and Investigators, www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/private-detectives-and-investigators.htm, and Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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