This program provides students with a comprehensive academic knowledge of public safety, including criminology, law enforcement, courts, fire science, corrections, and industrial security, as it relates to the coordination of homeland security activities between public safety agencies at various levels of government as well as the skills and techniques used in these disciplines. This degree can also provide advancement opportunities for law enforcement personnel requiring a bachelor’s degree when applying for or advancing within the profession. (Some states, including but not limited to Minnesota, require additional federal, state, local or private certification, licensing, and/or training academy completion to be eligible for employment in a homeland security, public safety, or law enforcement position.)
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Articulate social and ethical issues impacting public safety personnel.
- Evaluate civil liability issues faced by public safety personnel and how this applies to their decision making.
- Identify techniques designed to detect and prevent foreign and domestic attacks.
- Evaluate public safety issues and emergency responses to acts of terrorism, including public response preparedness.
- Evaluate investigative techniques, evidence collection and criminalistics for various criminal offenses.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, first-line supervisor of protective service workers and various homeland security positions within local, state, and federal government agencies.
A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.