Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Safety Administration, BA (Online)

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College Business; Adult and Professional Studies
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 120 semester credits
Faculty Lead Bill Cooper
CIP Code 43.0104
Available at Online

This major is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the interdisciplinary field of public safety, including criminal justice and fire. Students will learn and apply business, leadership, communication, and ethical principles into their professional and personal training. Specifically, students will understand public safety as an integral part of community and be able to correlate proven skills and methods with practical application. Students also will be exposed a Christian faith formation, as well as critical precepts about ethical and moral decision-making and organizational codes of ethics.

Graduates with a degree in Public Safety Administration will be able to:

  1. Integrate and apply an historical view and lessons learned in public safety administration, and their application to contemporary issues facing the public safety field.
  2. Assess current status and identify trends regarding public safety issues and concerns.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of new analytical methodologies to remediate and/or solve problems.
  4. Integrate business management skills and technical knowledge specific to public safety issues facing America.
  5. Communicate effectively in digital and written formats.
  6. Describe ethical issues facing public safety professionals and evaluate characteristics of personal and professional integrity and honesty.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60

Humanities: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 6

  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 3 credits

Formation and Calling: 3

Core Electives: 18

Any college-level courses

General Electives or Minor: 15

Any college-level courses

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