The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration will offer a combination of public administration and management courses that focus on public policy issues ranging from budget development to grant writing and property management, administrative law, social policy and event response. The program will provide a comprehensive curriculum that will allow students with existing associate degrees in approved related fields to complete their baccalaureate degree and pursue career advancement. Graduates will be prepared to meet the demand for well-educated administrators in fire departments, emergency medical service agencies, police and sheriff’s departments and other governmental bureaus nationally.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in an approved field:
The following lower division courses must be successfully completed before beginning upper division major courses (Course equivalency is established by the dean of academic affairs from official transcripts received from regionally accredited institutions):
A minimum 24.0 semester credit hours of general education courses must be earned by students transferring credits from another associate degree program.
This is a degree completion program for graduates of associate degree programs in approved related fields. To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration, students must complete an additional 60 credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 20 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits). A combined total of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.
|Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|Political Science (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|Economics (3.0 credit hours)|
|Microeconomics||3.0 credit hours|
|Macroeconomics||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Contemporary World Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|General Humanities||3.0 credit hours|
|Intro to Philosophy||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|College Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Applications of Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|General Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Environmental Science||3.0 credit hours|
|General Marine Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Safety Major Courses (48.0 credit hours)|
|Public Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|Information Resources Management in the Public Sector||3.0 credit hours|
|Foundations of Public Safety Administration||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Finance||3.0 credit hours|
|Grant and Contract Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Hazard Mitigation||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Sector Labor Relations||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Relations||3.0 credit hours|
|Administrative Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Conflict Resolution||3.0 credit hours|
|Issues in Disaster Response||3.0 credit hours|
|Catastrophic Event Response Planning||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Infrastructure Protection||3.0 credit hours|
|Concepts and Techniques in Organizational Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Business Ethics||3.0 credit hours|
|Facilities and Property Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division General Education Courses|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Workforce Diversity||3.0 credit hours|
|Intergovernmental Relations||3.0 credit hours|
|Urban Government Social Policy||3.0 credit hours|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
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