The Public Safety Administration (PSAD) program offers a 120-unit Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in criminal justice that prepares students for a wide variety of career paths, such as law enforcement, correctional counselor, CSI careers, legal/court positions, and more.
The PSAD program meets all educational requirements preparing graduates for pursuing state-mandated law enforcement certification in California, as well as all 50 states and the District of Columbia. California requires Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification for police officers, deputy sheriffs, school district police officers, district attorney investigators, and a few other classifications of peace officers.
Students who wish to pursue law enforcement careers in locations other than California may or may not have additional non-educational requirements to complete prior to, or in association with, seeking employment in law enforcement.
Woodbury University encourages prospective and current students to explore certification processes in the states where they anticipate working and will assist individuals in exploring certification requirements in other states and U.S. jurisdictions. For assistance, please contact Admissions at [email protected] or 818-252-5221.
State legislature-mandated law enforcement certification requirements currently exist for 37 states and the District of Columbia. These laws set specific requirements for law enforcement certification through a POST board or other state certifying agency. For more information on state legislature-mandated law enforcement requirements see: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).