Health, Human, and Public Service: Law, Public Safety, Security, and Corrections Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in planning, managing, and providing legal aid, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  The Law and Introduction to Sociology
  • Level 2:  Anatomy & Physiology and Teen Leadership 1
  • Level 3:  Forensic Science 1 and Forensic Science 2
  • Level 4:  African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and Statistics

See Program of Studies and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Debate
  • Math Team
  • Science Club
  • Eco-Adventures and Archaeology Club
  • Interact
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Town of Westbrook
  • Farver and Heffernan, Attorneys

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Advanced Degree:  Lawyers; Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers; Judicial Law Clerks; Judges, Magistrate Judges and Magistrates

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelors Degree:  Paralegals and Legal Assistants, Probation Officers and Correctional treatment Specialists

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Certificate:  Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, Firefighters, First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers, Paralegals and Legal Assistants

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Animal Control Workers; Correctional Officers and Jailers; Detectives and Criminal Investigators; Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators; Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers; Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers (at age 21), Private Detectives and Investigators

Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Security Guard:  8 hours

Emergency Medical Technician:  34 credits

Criminal Justice:  27 credits

Cybersecurity:  24 credits

Homeland Security:  9 credits

Firefighter  1 & 2:  25 credits







Criminology Transfer Ticket 

Legal Assistant

Criminal Justice



Law Enforcement

Fire Technology and Administration

Paramedic Studies

Fire Science





Criminal Justice

Sociology with Criminology Minor

Justice and Law Administration

Criminal Justice and Human Security

Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice

Human Services/Criminal Process

Fire Science

Fire Protection Engineering

Forensic Science

Forensic Psychology

Homeland Security & Emergency Mgt.