Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Safety Administration is designed to meet the professional development needs of inservice and entry-level personnel in public safety organizations.

Historically, education for public safety professionals has centered on the more technical aspects of the positions. Clearly, technical training is vital to preparedness and success in the public safety field. But, in today’s world, successful public safety professionals must possess a much broader knowledge of the managerial and organizational components of public service. They must have a deeper understanding of how domestic and worldwide issues, such as terrorism, impact their organizations both internally and from the public’s perspective. The Public Safety Administration pro- gram was created to address this need. The goal of this program is to provide public safety professionals the education they need to be more effective as leaders in their organizations and advance in their careers. This degree prepares students for careers in departments including, Fire and EMS, Criminal Justice, and Emergency and Disaster Management. In addition, this degree is available to help students secure jobs at the local, state and federal levels.

Employment trends in this career field indicate that there is an increased need in providing students with a new and innovative curriculum that would provide the necessary knowledge and facilitate the development of skills needed to assume administrative and leadership roles in public safety organizations. Growth in this industry is related to changes in the global climate and societal concerns. Cities, counties and the states are major employers of public safety employees and need employees who can respond to natural and other disasters.

The degree program in Public Safety Administration offers four concentrations: Criminal Justice, Emergency and Disaster Management, Emergency Medical Systems, and Fire Administration with twenty-one (21) credit hours of concentration courses as listed below.

Curriculums

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
COMO 103Oral Communications3
CSOO 126Understanding the HU Culture1
ENGO 101Written Communication I3
ENGO 102Written Communication II 3
HEAO 200Health Education2
HISO 106World Civilizations II3
HUMO 201Seminar in Humanities I3
MATO 110College Mathematics II3
CSOO 170Diversity and Global Awareness3
JACO 220Principles of Public Relations3
MATO 205Introduction to Statistics3
PDMO 211Public Administration3
EMSO 205Foundation of EMS Systems3
EDMO 305Emergency and Disaster Management3
EMSO 305Fund of Emergency Service Organization Management3
FADO 300Survey of Legal, Social and Political Issues3
MGMO 312Personnel / Human Resources Management 3
MGMO 340Business Communications3
PHIO 305Ethics and Leadership3
PSAO 300Information Technology for Fire & Emergency Service3
PSAO 302Project Management3
CJMO 400Police Systems and Practices3
EMSO 403Strategic Planning3
EMSO 408EMS Finance3
MGMO 400Organizational Behavior3
MGMO 412Labor Management Relations3
PSAO 401Public Safety Capstone3
ELECTIVENatural Science Elective3
ELECTIVECulture & Civilization Elective3
ELECTIVESocial Science Elective3
ELECTIVEInformation and Technology Elective3
ELECTIVEFree Elective (9)27
Total Credit Hours120

Minimum grade of “C” is required in all Major and all Related courses and in ECON 201-202, ENGL 101-102, and COMM 103. A minimum grade of “C-” will be accepted in all other transfer courses, except ENGL 101-102 and COMM 103 where a minimum grade of “C” is required. Courses taken to meet General Education Requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
COMO 103Oral Communications3
CSOO 126Understanding the HU Culture1
ENGO 101Written Communication I3
ENGO 102Written Communication II 3
HEAO 200Health Education2
HISO 106World Civilizations II3
HUMO 201Seminar in Humanities I3
MATO 110College Mathematics II3
CSOO 170Diversity and Global Awareness3
CJMO 204Introduction to Criminal Justice System3
JACO 220Principles of Public Relations3
MATO 205Introduction to Statistics3
PDMO 211Public Administration3
CJMO 300Juvenile Delinquency3
CJMO 305Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
EMSO 305Fund of Emergency Service Organization Management3
FADO 300Survey of Legal, Social and Political Issues3
MGMO 312Personnel / Human Resources Management 3
PHIO 305Ethics and Leadership3
PSAO 300Information Technology for Fire & Emergency Service3
PSAO 302Project Management3
CJMO 400Police Systems and Practices3
CJMO 401Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CJMO 402Community Resources in Corrections3
CJMO 403Criminal Investigations3
EMSO 403Strategic Planning3
EMSO 408EMS Finance3
MGMO 412Labor Management Relations3
PSAO 401Public Safety Capstone3
ELECTIVECulture & Civilization Elective3
ELECTIVENatural Science Elective3
ELECTIVESocial Science Elective (2)6
ELECTIVEInformation and Technology Elective3
ELECTIVEFree Elective (7)21
Total Credit Hours120

Minimum grade of “C” is required in all Major and all Related courses and in ECON 201-202, ENGL 101-102, and COMM 103. A minimum grade of “C-” will be accepted in all other transfer courses, except ENGL 101-102 and COMM 103 where a minimum grade of “C” is required. Courses taken to meet General Education Requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
COMO 103Oral Communications3
CSOO 126Understanding the HU Culture1
ENGO 101Written Communication I3
ENGO 102Written Communication II 3
HEAO 200Health Education2
HISO 106World Civilizations II3
HUMO 201Seminar in Humanities I3
MATO 110College Mathematics II3
CSOO 170Diversity and Global Awareness3
MATO 205Introduction to Statistics3
PDMO 211Public Administration3
JACO 220Principles of Public Relations3
FADO 300Survey of Legal, Social and Political Issues3
EDMO 300Homeland Security Organization3
EDMO 301Emergency Planning 3
EDMO 305Emergency & Disaster Incident Command3
EMSO 305Fund of Emergency Service Organization Management3
PHIO 305Ethics and Leadership3
PSAO 300Information Technology for Fire & Emergency Service3
PSAO 302Project Management3
MGMO 312Personnel / Human Resources Management 3
MGMO 412Labor Management Relations3
EMSO 403Strategic Planning3
PSAO 401Public Safety Capstone3
EDMO 400Border and Coastal Security3
EDMO 402Port Security3
EDMO 405Special Operations in Emergency Services3
EDMO 406National Disaster Management3
EMSO 408EMS Finance3
ELECTIVECulture & Civilization Elective3
ELECTIVENatural Science Elective3
ELECTIVESocial Science Elective (2)6
ELECTIVEInformation and Technology Elective3
ELECTIVEEconomics Elective3
ELECTIVEFree Elective (6)18
Total Credit Hours120

Minimum grade of “C” is required in all Major and all Related courses and in ECON 201-202, ENGL 101-102, and COMM 103. A minimum grade of “C-” will be accepted in all other transfer courses, except ENGL 101-102 and COMM 103 where a minimum grade of “C” is required. Courses taken to meet General Education Requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
COMO 103Oral Communications3
CSOO 126Understanding the HU Culture1
ENGO 101Written Communication I3
ENGO 102Written Communication II 3
HEAO 200Health Education2
HISO 106World Civilizations II3
HUMO 201Seminar in Humanities I3
MATO 110College Mathematics II3
CSOO 170Diversity and Global Awareness3
MATO 205Introduction to Statistics3
PDMO 211Public Administration3
JACO 220Principles of Public Relations3
EMSO 301Emergency and Disaster Management 3
PHIO 305Ethics and Leadership3
EMSO 305Fundamentals of Emergency Service Org. Mgmt 3
EMSO 307Safety and Risk Management3
EMSO 310Ethics Healthcare and the Law3
FADO 300Survey of Legal, Social and Political Issues3
PSAO 300Information Technology for Fire & Emergency Service3
PSAO 302Project Management3
MGMO 312Personal/Human Resources3
EMSO 403Strategic Planning3
EMSO 404Case Studies in EMS Management Practice3
EMSO 406Injury and Illness Prevention in the Community3
EMSO 407EMS Quality Improvement and Perform Mgmt3
EMSO 408EMS Finance3
MGMO 412Labor Management Relations3
POLO 409Race and Public Policy 3
PSAO 401Public Safety Capstone3
ELECTIVECulture & Civilization Elective3
ELECTIVENatural Science Elective3
ELECTIVESocial Science Elective (2)6
ELECTIVEInformation and Technology Elective3
ELECTIVEFree Elective (7)21
Total Credit Hours120

Minimum grade of “C” is required in all Major and all Related courses and in ECON 201-202, ENGL 101-102, and COMM 103. A minimum grade of “C-” will be accepted in all other transfer courses, except ENGL 101-102 and COMM 103 where a minimum grade of “C” is required. Courses taken to meet General Education Requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.

The concentration in Fire Administration is designed for individuals seeking a role in the changing realm of today’s fire service. The program focuses on the professional, administrative and management areas essential to fire service leadership on the local, state and national level.

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
COMO 103Oral Communications3
CSOO 126Understanding the HU Culture1
ENGO 101Written Communication I3
ENGO 102Written Communication II 3
HEAO 200Health Education2
HISO 106World Civilizations II3
HUMO 201Seminar in Humanities I3
MATO 110College Mathematics II3
CSOO 170Diversity and Global Awareness3
FADO 101Philosophy of Fire Protection3
MATO 205Introduction to Statistics3
PDMO 211Public Administration3
EDMO 305Emergency & Disaster Incident Command3
EMSO 305Fundamentals of Emergency Service Org. Mgmt 3
FADO 300Survey of Legal, Social and Political Issues3
FADO 305Community Risk Mgmt for Fire & Emer Svc
FADO 306Fire and Emergency Service Administration3
MGMO 312Personal/Human Resources3
PHIO 305Ethics and Leadership3
PSAO 300Information Technology for Fire & Emergency Service3
PSAO 302Project Management3
EMSO 403Strategic Planning3
FADO 401Fire Investigation and Legal Problems3
FADO 403Fire Investigation and Analysis3
FADO 405Disaster Planning and Control3
FADO 406Regulatory Issues in Fire Emergency Serv3
FADO 407Public Policy: Development and Admin3
MGMO 412Labor Management Relations3
EMSO 408EMS Finance3
PSAO 401Public Safety Capstone3
ELECTIVECulture & Civilization Elective3
ELECTIVENatural Science Elective3
ELECTIVESocial Science Elective (2)6
ELECTIVEInformation and Technology Elective3
ELECTIVEFree Elective (6)18
Total Credit Hours120

Minimum grade of “C” is required in all Major and all Related courses and in ECON 201-202, ENGL 101-102, and COMM 103. A minimum grade of “C-” will be accepted in all other transfer courses, except ENGL 101-102 and COMM 103 where a minimum grade of “C” is required. Courses taken to meet General Education Requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.

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