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Public Safety Firefighters

The School of Justice and Public Safety at Southern Illinois University focuses broadly on preparing graduates for professional careers in criminal justice, fire service, emergency management, emergency medical, and law-related fields, or further graduate and professional education.  The School’s diverse faculty bring their nationally and internationally recognized expertise and wealth of field experience to the classroom in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  School programs emphasize the development of reading, writing, analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.  Students receive classroom instruction and hands-on opportunities that provide them with a foundation of legal knowledge and prepare them to address the challenges associated with managing crime and public safety issues in society. 

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