With industry leadership and close proximity to a number of federal agencies, University of Maryland University College's public safety programs offer a boost for students who take pride in protecting and serving.

Why Study Public Safety at UMUC?

A public safety degree from UMUC can prepare you to respond to a wide range of public safety threats at the federal, state, or local level. And public safety is a natural fit for students who have experience in the military.

  • Gain a distinctive edge: Build a strong foundation of knowledge about the justice system while developing your skills in leadership, management, and cross-agency collaboration.
  • Learn from industry leaders: Our faculty hold key positions in the military, judicial system, and police and fire departments. Our instructors work in federal agencies including the FBI, FEMA, NSA, Secret Service, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department.
  • Prepare to protect and serve: Employers are seeking to fill positions vital to government, military, and corporate security throughout the country and the world.
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Professor Stephen Redmon discusses how UMUC prepares you to be a leader in homeland security.

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