Public Safety Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Management at St. Edward’s prepares you to be the first line of response and prevention for the community. Learn from outstanding practitioners and leaders in public safety.

You’ll explore contemporary topics affecting public safety, such as leadership, management, personnel administration, public budgeting, and terrorism and disaster preparedness. And you’ll further your leadership skills.

Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Management

Overview:

As a BA in Public Safety Management major, you’ll learn how to help organizations through a crisis — and develop first-response techniques that are essential for safety and survival. Communication, analytical and conflict-resolution skills are vital to this field. Students may earn credit for a public safety-related internship with the local police, fire, emergency medical, emergency management or related agency.

Students prepare for careers charged with saving lives, protecting property and guarding national security, such as EMS specialists, fire safety experts and emergency management professionals. On the business side, you might develop and manage a law enforcement organization’s crisis communication strategy or work as a consultant helping companies comply with risk management and security plans.

Degree Plan:

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the New College Bulletin (course catalog).

REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR (39 CREDIT HOURS):
Public Safety Management
• Introduction to Emergency Management
• Community Relations and Public Safety
• Human Resource Administration in Government
• Planning and Decision Making for Public Safety
• Managing Public Safety Agencies
• Budgeting for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
• Terrorism, Disaster Preparedness and Public Safety
• Global Perspectives on Terrorism
Public Administration
• Introduction to Public Management
Statistics
• Social Statistics or Business Statistics

ELECTIVES IN THE MAJOR
Choose three courses from the following:
• Foundations of Organizational Communication and Leadership
• Leadership Theory and Group Performance
• Group Communication and Team Building
• Conflict Resolution in Organizations
• Administration of Justice
• American Court System
• Criminal Law I
• American Law Enforcement
• Corrections
• Administration of Juvenile Justice
• Constitutional Criminal Procedure
• Criminology
• World Justice Systems
• Contemporary Issues
• Technical and Business Writing
• Strategic Planning for Government and Nonprofits
• Special Topics
• Senior Internship
or
• Internship

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (UP TO 39 CREDIT HOURS)

MISSION COURSES (UP TO 13 CREDIT HOURS)

Consult an admission coordinator for credit transfer options.