Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration

Note:  Effective fall 2017, Homeland Security (program 8003) and Public Safety Administration (program 8004) will be discontinued. A new B.A.S. Degree to meet student needs will begin in the fall of 2017.  The new program name will be Public Safety and Emergency Management (program 8008) and will have two tracks for students to choose; a homeland security track and a public safety track. 

 Students who are currently in B.A.S. Homeland Security or Public Safety Administration can finish out their degree program, but no new students will be admitted into these programs.

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.

For program coursework, choose any of the following links:

Core Courses

For more information contact Program Director:

Barry Puett


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