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Rural Public Safety Administration

About the Rural Public Safety Administration Program

If you have an interest in law enforcement, whether it be at the local, state, regional, or federal level, this program is for you.

Practical Instruction: UMFK’s Public Safety Administration program is taught in a highly practical way by a team of professionals with decades of experience in the field. This experience allows them to convert theory into practice. 

Forensic Science: As a student, you will take several courses (at least 3!) in forensic science. You can also earn a minor in forensics, which only increases your employment opportunities.

Practical Application: Mock interviews. Mock trial prep. Mock crime scenes. Required internships.

Flexibility: For students interested in careers in the legal, social, and practical aspects of public safety, you can choose a minor in Criminal Justice.

Regardless of the minor you select, the program is designed to provide you with the professional skills to seek employment as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, game warden, deputy, trooper, federal law enforcement officer, or fire marshall.


IACBE AccreditedUniversity of Maine at Fort Kent has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management with concentrations in:
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Forest Management
    • Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Rural Public Safety Administration