Social Science & Criminal Justice Certificates

Penn Foster Career School
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If you enjoy working with people on a daily basis, while serving the needs of individuals and the public, you may be suited for a career in social sciences or criminal justice. A certificate in social sciences or criminal justice is the ticket to entering this rewarding field. Social sciences certificate programs, such as psychology, sociology and philanthropy, include the study of human behavior and human roles in society. On the other hand, criminal justice certificate programs, such as public safety, homeland security and criminology, focus on law enforcement, the justice system and managing criminals to better serve and protect the public.

Like other certificate programs, social science/criminal justice certificates are available to those who work in the field and want to advance their job opportunities, as well as those who are completely new to either field. Students in a social science certificate program can earn a graduate or post-doctorate certification to obtain clinical and administrative jobs, such as certified psychologists, public administrators, social workers and educators. Those with a criminal justice certificate program can find work in different areas of criminal justice and law enforcement, including Federal law enforcement agents, police officers, probation officers at the local and state level, as well as paralegals, legal secretaries and health and safety managers.

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Online Certificate Programs by School

Herzing University
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Herzing University - Herzing's online certificate program offers the flexibility, personalization, and support you need to succeed in today's ever-changing job market. Discover Herzing's hands-on coursework, experienced faculty, and student-first approach which sets them apart from other online universities.

Ultimate Medical Academy
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One-on-one tutoring, pre-interview coaching, job search assistance, alumni services—they’re all included in Ultimate Medical Academy’s competitively priced tuition. As a nationally accredited school, we provide quality career training online and at our two campuses in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Let’s talk about your needs, your career goals and how UMA can help you succeed.

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Penn Foster

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Penn Foster Career School - Penn Foster Career School offers over 85 online career diploma and certificate programs that can help students prepare for a career path in some of today’s fastest growing fields. If you are looking for training in allied health, business, education, or the trades, then Penn Foster Career School is a great choice. Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.