Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration

Public Safety Administration

Program Description/Employment Options For Graduates:

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration Program provides associate degree graduates in areas such as law enforcement, paralegal, fire science, emergency medical services, emergency management, or an Associate in Arts with an educational pathway that leads to a bachelor's degree with workforce skills desired in the government and the private sectors. Coursework includes the areas of public safety, homeland security, management, administrative law, crisis and disaster issues, and terrorism prevention. Employment options include positions such as fire chief, deputy chief, battalion chief, fire inspector, fire marshal, emergency management coordinator, training officer, captain and lieutenant (fire and law enforcement), emergency management officer, state trooper, emergency management communications center chief and mitigation coordinator. Work settings include fire and rescue departments, law enforcement agencies, emergency management operations and facilities, planning and utilities departments, and private companies as security officers or emergency coordinators. In addition, the Public Safety Administration Program is ideal preparation for further study in graduate school for programs in law, emergency management or public policy.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Public Safety Administration will include:

  • A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0
  • Completion of 45 semester hours. Included in this must be ENC 1101 and MAT 1033 (or a course at that same or higher level).
  • Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the required 42 credit hours of electives.

Instructions for program application

For program coursework, choose any of the following links:

Core Courses

For more information contact Program Director:

Barry Puett


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