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
CJS/HSM 106 Investigative Report Writing (WR) 3
ENG/BUS 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

IDA 120 Intellectual Discovery Strategies OR General Education Elective 3
STAT 167 Principles of Statistics 3
  Social Science Elective 3

Public Safety Major Core Requirements - 42 credits

Public Safety Lower Division - Completion of one of the two following concentrations:

Criminal Justice Concentration Requirements - 21 credits

Freshman Year

CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Law 3
CJS 112 Criminal Procedures 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 3

Homeland Security Concentration 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
CJS/HSM 235 Principals of Personal and Physical Security 3
HSM 290 Internship 3

Public Safety and Security Upper Division Core Requirements - 18 credits

Junior Year

PSS 390 / PSY 420 Research Methods 3
PSS 360 Risk Reduction through Environmental Design 3
PSY 350 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3

Senior Year

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 - 15 credits

1XX Elective 6
2XX Elective 3
3XX Elective 3
3XX Elective 3

General Education Electives - 18 credits

1XX Open Electives 12
3XX Open Electives 6

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* Directed elective courses may be taken in business, accounting, economics, management and leadership or manufacturing at the appropriate levels.

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