Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety and Security Courses

Public Safety Curriculum

In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs must complete a minimum of 40 credits in general education courses.

General Education Requirements - 40 Credits

General Education Core Requirements - 28 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG/ BUS 212 Grant Writing 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy (CAP) 3
COM 1XX Communications Elective OR  
COM 101 Public Speaking 3
MATH 135 Contemporary Mathematics 3
SCI 1XX Science Elective 4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 3
PHIL 103 Ethical and Legal Issues OR  
PHIL 105 Ethics, Values, and Cultural Competence in Human Services OR  
HSM 105 Contemporary Ethical Perspectives 3
  General Education Elective 3

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 12 credits

STAT 167 Principles of Statistics 3
PSY 2XX Elective 3
PSY 3XX Elective 3
ENG 3XX English 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 - 24 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/ HSM 106 Investigative Report Writing 3
CJS 210 Criminal Law 3
CJS 243 Juvenile Justice in America 3
CJS 299 Internship 3

Homeland Security Concentration Requirements - 24 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
CJS/ HSM 106 Investigative Report Writing 3
HSM 220 National Incident Management System (NIMS) 3
HSM/ CJS 235 Principals of Personal and Physical Security 3
HSM 299 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 Electives - 15 credits

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

General Education Electives - 24 credits

1XX Open Electives 12
3XX Open Electives 6
3XX Open Electives 6

Total Credits: 

121

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