May 28, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023 - 2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023 - 2024

Public Safety Management, B.A.


Public Safety Management majors prepare to be effective leaders in public safety organizations. They learn about policy development, response strategies for emergency situations, and community safety needs.

What careers can this major prepare you for?

Graduates work in law enforcement, fire service, probation and parole, emergency management, and emergency preparedness at the local, state, and federal levels. You may go on to hold positions including: Bailiff, Chief of Police, Corrections Officer, Court Clerk, Emergency Management Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fire Chief, Fire Fighter, Investigator, Law Clerk, Police Officer, Paralegal, Public Safety Director.

What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major include: leadership; management; communication; conflict resolution and management; analytical skills; problem-solving; critical-thinking; and passion for public service.


  • Fire & Emergency Services Administration
  • Management

Additional Information

  • Internship opportunities are available to all students
  • Students with substantial prior learning experience may apply for credit through the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience program.
  • Opportunities to participate in small seminar groups, research projects, and online courses are available.

Hours Required for Degree

Minimum hours required for the degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: 33

School Requirements

Students must fulfill all School of Urban Affairs Requirements , including completion of UST 200 UST 404 UST 405 , and UST 490 .

Major-Field Requirements

Public Safety Management majors are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours from the following courses:

Honors Program/University Scholars Requirements

Honors/Scholars students pursuing a major within the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs (Urban and Regional Studies, Organizational Leadership, Public Safety Management, Nonprofit Administration, Economic Development, and Environmental Studies) are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours of 300-400 level honors courses as described below.

  1. Honors Thesis or Exit Requirements (choose one):
  1. The remaining 9 credit hours of Honors courses shall consist of any combination of contract courses and regular Honors offerings within the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs, with at least one course in the student’s major field.