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  • Transform your personal commitment into a plan of action.

    The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences prepares undergraduate and graduate students to become professionals, leaders, and change agents.  We offer a wide breadth of academic programs designed to support career paths that make a difference in the development and support of individuals,  populations, and groups, ensure public safety and provision of social services within communities, lead and support legal efforts, policy-oriented processes within society, and educating students and adult learners. .

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    The growing focus on the sustainability of communities and services aimed at need-based populations has increased the call for professionals to serve in these areas. To answer this call, the College offers master's degrees in psychology; public administration, and human servicesbachelor's degrees in communication, early childhood administrationpsychology in addictions, psychology in behavior analysis, and psychology in industrial/organizational psychology, and associate's degree in human services, and certificates in applied behavior analysis, addictions, and industrial/organizational psychology.

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    Legal Studies Programs

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    Help drive change or broaden your knowledge of legal issues and procedures within your current or aspirational profession. Our College offers master's degrees in legal studies, or environmental policy; bachelor's degrees in legal studiesparalegal studies, or environmental policy and management; an associate's degree in legal support and services. A legal secretary and paralegal certificate are also offered.

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    Public Safety

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    At Kaplan University, you can pursue a degree or a certificate that acknowledges your professional commitment to public safety while helping to further your career opportunities. You can choose from master’s degrees in criminal justice, or homeland security and emergency management; bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, fire science, corrections or emergency management; or you can also choose to pursue an associate's degree in criminal justice and criminology, public safety and security, or fire science.

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    Education Programs

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    Our online education degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations or advance your career in education.† Our school offers graduate education degrees in teaching, general education, instructional technology, educational psychology, and higher education. You can also choose to pursue a graduate certificate in higher education.

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    The Center for Public Service: A Place to Connect and Grow


    Introducing the Center for Public Service, an online hub of community activity designed to connect and inform Kaplan University students, faculty, alumni, and visitors interested in the field of public service. The Center promotes conversations that focus on improving individual lives and communities. The Center is also a place for Kaplan University students, faculty, and community partners to identify challenges, opportunities, and successes in the communities they serve. 

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  • * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional academy training and education may be required for law enforcement positions.

    Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

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