Academics

Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management

Public Safety Emergency Management  

Program Description/Employment Options For Graduates:

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management provides third year college students and 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 based on the Public Administration and Security Personnel needs of government and of private companies. Coursework includes the areas of general security, crisis and disaster issues, public safety, homeland security, management, administration, and terrorism prevention (including cyber-security). Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities in local, state, and federal governments, colleges and universities, and in private companies. In addition, the program is ideal preparation for further study in graduate school for programs in law, public administration, emergency management, or public policy. 

This Bachelor Degree has two tracks: Public Safety Administration and Homeland Security

The Public Safety Administration Track provides students 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 public administrative positions for first responders, in government, and some highly regulated private sectors. Coursework includes the areas of public safety, homeland security, public finance, public 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.

The Homeland Security Track provides students in areas such as law enforcement, paralegal, fire science, emergency medical services, emergency management, or with an Associate in Arts with an educational pathway that leads to a bachelor's degree with workforce skills based on the Security Personnel needs of local, state and Federal governments and private companies. Coursework includes the areas of crisis and disaster issues, public safety, homeland security, management and terrorism prevention. Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities in local, state, or Federal government, colleges and universities, and corporate security offices. In addition, the Homeland Security Program is ideal preparation for further study in graduate school for programs in  law, investigations, Homeland Security, 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:

Electives

Core Courses

For more information contact Program Director:

Barry Puett

 

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