Directory of Protective Services Schools & Programs
Degrees in protective services can qualify you for a number of rewarding careers.
Major in Protective Services
Do you feel a strong sense of civic responsibility? Do you find the excitement and heroism that attend jobs like firefighting, police work, and security especially alluring? If so, you may want to continue your education by earning one of several protective services degrees. "Protective services" is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of speciality occupations; specific duties, therefore, depend entirely on your area of expertise and place of employment. All who work in this field, however, actively engage in the protection of people or things: money, sensitive facilities, people, or the environment, to give a few examples.
Earn Your Degree in Protective Services
Educational requirements vary widely by profession. Security guards almost never need post-secondary schooling, although the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that some employers prefer candidates who have completed some education after high school. Many police officers need a college degree; fish and game wardens must complete at least two years of post-secondary studies in addition to a subsequent training academy. Firefighters are attending post-secondary schools in increasing numbers, usually focusing their studies on fire engineering or fire science. Whatever protective services speciality entices you, expect rigorous on-the-job training and stringent physical fitness requirements.
To Protect and Serve
The BLS' directory of protective service occupations lists an impressive range of careers. Students interested in this work can train for jobs as: firefighters, fish and game wardens, gaming surveillance officers, security guards, transit and railroad police as well as forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists.
Employment growth for many of these occupations is expected to be healthy, but competition for jobs can be intimidating. Set yourself apart from the crowd by earning a degree in protective services.
Karin Hansen holds a degree in English from San Francisco State University.
Fire Fighters • Bureau of Labor Statistics
Police and Detectives • Bureau of Labor Statistics
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers • Bureau of Labor Statistics
Top Online Protective Services Schools
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
A.A. in Criminal Justice , M.S. in Administration of Justice and Security/Law Enforcement Organizations , B.S in Criminal Justice Administration/Cybercrimes , more...
Expand your career horizons with an online degree from Everest University Online. Balance work and family while you study for your Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree.
Criminal Justice (Associate's) , Criminal Justice (Bachelor's) , Criminal Justice (Master's) , more...
Take your career to new heights with Colorado Tech ! Since 1965, Colorado Technical University has helped thousands of students achieve success in business, management and technology careers. Learn more today.
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice , Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Human Services , Master of Science in Criminal Justice , more...
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Students may search Protective Services programs by location, subject area, and even degree type. Our interface makes it easy to research Protective Services schools and compare different programs side by side.
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This Protective Services School Directory will help you find schools, colleges and universities in the USA and get the degree programs & training you need.
We make it easy to request free information and catalogs from Protective Services Schools. Simply contact the school through the "request information" links available.
Protective Services course curricula vary, and we suggest requesting more information from all institutions, or at least a reasonable number of them. This will allow you to compare their curricula and make the best choice for yourself.
Many of the Protective Services universities that you can find in this school directory offer flexible online or on-campus degree programs that adapt to the most current trends and technologies in the fast-paced business world. The institutions listed in the directory offer world-class instructors that provide high quality training. Further, these schools provide unsurpassed career counseling and opportunities for both students and learning professionals.