Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

This career path is focused on planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety and protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

While many majors and minors can prepare you for this career path, we find that students studying certain subjects have a natural connection. Common majors and minors related to career in this area include:

  • Criminal Justice, Political Science, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Business Administration (all concentrations)

Use the Job Trends tool below to explore the tasks and skills connected to specific types of jobs related to this career path.

Career definition is adapted from the National Career Clusters® Framework.

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Resources

Handshake

UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center is pleased to offer a comprehensive recruiting system called Handshake. This system provides customized …

Massachusetts Public Service Sector Jobs

State employment opportunities. 

Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

Internships and jobs for new grads within US Federal Government.

USAJobs.gov

The Federal Government’s official jobs site.

Homeland Security Jobs

Career opportunities in the wide-ranging areas committed to keeping America safe – from law enforcement to disaster response.

Discoverpolicing.org

Career information and official job board of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Contact & Location

Phone
978-934-2355
Address

University Crossing, Suite 450
220 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

O'Leary Library, Room 105
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

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