Georgia residents who are hoping to go into any aspect of the homeland security career field should know that almost all jobs within the field will require them to have some kind of formal educational training. Most jobs, in fact, will require, at the very least, a bachelor’s degree.

The degree need not be in homeland security specifically, though this certainly isn’t a bad move for any career in the field, but should be in a related area or in an area specifically relevant to the exact career that you wish to have in the field.

Different jobs will have their own unique education requirements, and it’s up to you to know which job you want and what its necessary qualifications are.

The good news is that, no matter what job or what degree you want, Georgia is home to plenty of fine colleges and universities offering programs relevant to the field. Some of the very best, which offer degrees specifically in homeland security, are Argosy University, located in Atlanta, which offers an online master’s degree in homeland security, and Chattahoochee Technical College, with locations in Jasper and Marietta, offering associate’s degrees and diploma programs in the field.

There’s also Dalton College, in Albany, with its certification program in homeland security, and Georgia Military College, which has an associate’s degree program in the same. Georgia Military College is made to be convenient for those from all areas of the state and thus has locations in Columbus, Martinez, Milledgeville, Fairburn, Valdosta, and Warner Robins.

Also, don’t forget Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkson which offers associate’s degrees in the subject, or Herzing University which offers online bachelor’s degrees.

As mentioned above, however, your education does not necessarily have to be in homeland security specifically. More often than not, in fact, people choose degrees that are more directly related to the particular job that they wish to have, rather than to the field in general.

This opens up even more educational possibilities within the state, leaving you with so many wonderful choices. In fact, your issue won’t be whether or not you can find the right school and program for yourself, but simply choosing the one that is the best fit for you and your unique career goals and plans.

Many people, for example, will choose simple degrees in general criminal justice. Some of the top places to obtain these include Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, in Tifton, which offers a bachelor’s degree in the subject, and Albany State University, in Albany, also offering a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.

Albany State University has a relevant bachelor’s degree program in forensic science as well. Law enforcement degrees or certifications are also common, and Albany Technical College has excellent programs in law enforcement and public security.

Another great choice in the state is Altamaha Technical College, in Jessup, with its associate’s degree program in criminal justice technology, as well as certification programs in criminal justice and criminal justice technology.