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Public Safety Administration, BA

What is Public Safety Administration?
FirefightersThe Public Safety Administration (PSA) program is designed for public safety professionals who seek the knowledge and skills necessary for career advancement. At the heart of each concentration will be a collection of courses in budgeting, risk assessment, leadership, public administration, information systems, accounting, management, and organizational behavior as well as three specialty courses and an internship, which will provide students with practical, hands-on experience. Beyond this core, the General Business / Fire Science Management concentration includes business courses in marketing, finance, and management while concentration in Law and Government / Fire Science Management includes political science and paralegal-studies courses in legal issues, government, and urban policy.


Bachelor of Arts Requirements (from the Undergraduate Bulletin):
Police OfficerStudents pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must include the following courses (or demonstrate equivalent competency) in their academic program:

Foreign Language 101-102 8 semester hours

Foreign Language 201-202 6 semester hours

To fulfill the language requirement for the B.A., students must complete the 202 level or above in a foreign language. For information on foreign language placement, see the Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy section in this Bulletin. If, upon entering the University, a student already has sufficient background to be successful in 201-202, he/she does not need to enroll in 101-102. The requirement is in essence six hours credit at the 200-level or above.

While a minimum of 124 hours is required for graduation under this curriculum, some programs may stipulate additional credit hours beyond the minimum.

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