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Education, Government, and Human Services

You are passionate about helping others and want to share your knowledge and make a difference in the world. Fearless, you will put your life on the line to assist others. You are kind, patient, and understanding of people, from children to the elderly. You listen, are present to others, and strive for peace. Whether education, sociology, justice studies, political science, psychology, social service, substance abuse, legal studies, emergency management or fire science, you will find a career in the Education, Government, and Human Services path!

 

Degrees and Certificates in this Path
Programs Degree Type
Education, Early Childhood Education and Child Development A.A. Career
Education, Education/Special Education A.A. Career
Emergency Management/Homeland Security (program suspended and not accepting new students) A.S. Career
Fire Science A.S. Career
Legal Studies, Law Enforcement A.S. Career
Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies A.S. Career
Social Services; Gerontology, Mental Health, Social Work, and Substance Abuse Concentrations A.A. Career
Emergency/Disaster Management Certificate Career
Homeland Security (program suspended and not accepting new students) Certificate Career
Human Services, Early Childhood Certificate Career
Human Services, Gerontology Certificate Career
Human Services, Social Services Certificate Career
URI JAA Related to this Path (JAA Information)
Programs Degree
Early Childhood Education B.S.
Elementary Education B.A.
Secondary Education: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, General Science, German, History/Social Studies, Italian, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish B.A.
RIC JAA Related to this Path (JAA Information)
Programs Degree
Justice Studies B.A.
Social Work B.S.W.
Four-year program-to-program transfer agreements
Institution Program Degree Type
Charter Oak State College Education - Early Ed. Child Studies B.S.  
  Education - Special Ed. Child Studies B.S.  
  Education - Early Ed. Psychology B.S.  
  Emergency Management - Public Safety Administration B.S.  
  Fire Science - Public Safety Administration B.S.  
  Law Enforcement - Public Safety Administration B.S.  
Excelsior College Homeland Security & Emergency Management  B.S.   
  Criminal Justice B.S.  
Fisher College Early Child Ed. - Human Services: Early Ed and Intervention B.S.  
Johnson & Wales University Criminal Justice B.S.  
Post University Emergency Management and Homeland Security B.S.  
Providence College Fire Science - Fire Administration B.S.  
Salve Regina University Law Enforcement - Administration of Justice B.S.  

An ASSOCIATE'S degree from this path helps students begin careers such as:

  • Police Officers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Probation Officers
  • Parole Officers
  • Police Dispatchers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Forensics Technicians
  • Private Security
  • Private Detectives
  • Court reporters
  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • Fire inspectors and investigators
  • Firefighters
  • Library technicians
  • Legal support workers
  • Paralegals and legal assistants
  • Teacher assistants

A BACHELOR'S degree enables students to begin careers such as:

  • Police Officers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Probation Officers
  • Parole Officers
  • Police Dispatchers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Forensics Technicians
  • Private Security
  • Private Detectives
  • Paralegals and legal assistants
  • Art Director
  • Adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors
  • Child, family and school social workers
  • Compliance officers
  • Emergency management directors
  • Kindergarten teachers, except special education
  • Social and community service managers

Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information, including salaries, on a career in Education, Government, and Human Services.