Rural Public Safety Administration

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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

CRN Course Name Credits
PSA 100 Introduction to Public Safety Administration 3 credits
PSA 310 Introduction to Public Management OR  
    BUS 211     Principles of Business Management 3 credits
BUS 336 Business Law I 3 credits
PSA 122 GIS & GPS for Public Safety Professionals OR  
    GEO 280     GIS Applications I 3 credits
PSA 221 Ethics and Community OR  
    BUS 260     Business Ethics 3 credits
PSA 300 Public Finance 3 credits
PSA 315 Public Policy 3 credits
PSA/BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3 credits
PSA 397 Public Safety Internship/Capstone 8 credits
  Planned Field of Study* 30 credits
Total 62 credits

Recommended Support Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
PSA 270 Disaster Management 3 credits
ECO 101 Microeconomics 3 credits
MAT 351 Statistics I 3 credits

*The Planned Field of Study consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours in the area of the student’s interest or specialization. Students will, with the assistance and direction of the program coordinator, design an individualized Planned Field of Study.

Planned Field of Study specializations include:

  • Game Warden
  • Forensics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security/Emergency Management
  • Corrections

An example of a Planned Field of Study for Game Warden

CRN Course Name Credits
BIO 130 Introduction to Biotechnology 4 credits
BIO 204 Zoology 4 credits
BIO 356 Vertebrate Biology 3 credits
BIO 412 Mammology 3 credits
BIO 420 Ornithology 3 credits
ENV 302 Wildlife Conservation and Management 4 credits
ENV 333 Fisheries Science 3 credits
ENV 334 Wildlife Science 4 credits
CRJ 326 Introduction to Forensic Science OR  
    CRJ 222     Criminalistics 3 credits
Total 31 credits