The Rural Public Safety Administration major provides a liberal arts/public management background for students interested in starting a career in public service and public safety administration. The major is interdisciplinary and has as its core 30 hours of coursework devoted to identifying, investigating, and understanding public safety issues including an applied component of internship. Parts of the program are a collaborative partnership between UMFK, the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, the Maine Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
To gain a competitive edge in the law enforcement field, it is recommended that a student earn the Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice prior to entering the Bachelor’s degree program. All credits earned in the Associate’s degree program will count toward the Bachelor’s degree.