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Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety and Security Courses

Public Safety Curriculum

In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in bachelor degree programs must complete a minimum of 46 credits in general education (40 credits in the general education college core and 6 credits in programmatic general education courses).

General Education Core Requirements - 40 credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3
HSM/CJS 106 Investigative Report Writing (WR) 3
ENG 212 Grant Writing 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 1XX Math Competency (MATH) 3
  Science Competency (SCI) 4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology (SS) 3
  Social Science Competency (SS) 3
  Cultural Competency (CU & E/P) 6
  Global Studies Competency (G/US) 3
  Global Studies Competency (G/W) 3

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 9 credits
ASD 120 The College Experience OR General Education Elective 3
STAT 167 Principles of Statistics 3
  Elective 3

Public Safety Lower Division Core Requirements - 21 Credits

Completion of one of the two following tracks listed below:

Criminal Justice Track Requirements - 21 credits
Freshman Year
CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Law 3
CJS 112 Criminal Procedure 3
CJS 140 Introduction to Corrections 3
CJS 150 Criminology 3
Sophomore Year
CJS 210 Criminal Law 3
CJS 243 Juvenile Justice in America 3
CJS 299 Internship OR  
CJS 290 Research Project in Criminal Justice OR  
CJS 250 Service Learning Project 3

Homeland Security Track Requirements - 21 credits
Freshman Year
HSM 101 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
HSM 102 Introductions to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) 3
HSM 104 Domestic and International Terrorism 3
Sophomore Year
HSM 103 Emergency Planning: Response Preparedness and Testing for Critical Incidents 3
HSM 220 National Incident Management System (NIMS) 3
HSM 235 Principals of Personal and Physical Security 3
HSM 290 Internship OR  
HSM 275 Research Project 3

Public Safety and Security Upper Division Core Requirements - 21 credits
Junior Year
PSS 390 Research Methodology and Writing 3
PSS 360 Risk reduction through Environmental Design 3
PSY 350 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
Senior Year
PSS 391 Quantitative Applications in Public Safety and Security 3
PSS 350 Multiculturalism in Public Safety and Security 3
PSS 450 Public Policy Analysis 3
PSS 490 Capstone: Seminar in Public Safety and Security 3

Directed Elective - 12 credits

General Education Electives - 18 credits

Total Credits: 


121

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