College of Business & Professional Studies
What is Public Safety Administration? The 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 Science Requirements (from the Undergraduate Bulletin): Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete the following courses in their academic program:
8 semester hours of Laboratory Science 3 semester hours of Mathematics MA 113 or higher (excluding MA 123) 6 semester hours of Science and/or Mathematics 3 semester hours of additional mathematics above MA 113 or computer applications/programming course
A total of 20 hours is required, and students may not double count credit hours in the above categories.
A minimum of 124 semester hours is necessary for graduation under this curriculum; however, some programs may require additional hours beyond the minimum.
Department of BusinessDr. Marty BrockChair
Reneau Hall Phone: (662) 329-7152Fax: (662) 329-7458
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439