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Public Safety Management & Leadership- Bachelor of Science Degree
124 Semester Hours
Public Safety Management & Leadership is a completion major designed to complement the existing technical skills of an individual to include general knowledge, communication skills and application of business and leadership practices. The major will accept students who have the equivalent of an associate's degree, including 24 semester credit hours (36 quarter credit hours) of courses in a defined technical discipline that has a public safety mission, from an accredited institution or professional certification from an approved public safety training academy. The 24 semester hours of instruction must be approved by the Public Safety Management & Leadership Program Chair.
Students seeking a bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credit hours in residence at Franklin University to be eligible for a degree. Students entering the major with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or technical training and other college credit must satisfy General Education requirements listed below for a total of 36 hours in General Education.
Students with Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Fire Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections or other Public Safety related fields will satisfy the Technical and some of the General Education requirements of the B.S. degree in Public Safety Management & Leadership at Franklin University. Students without an A.A.S. degree must satisfy the Technical and all of the General Education requirements listed below.
Fundamental General Education Core (24 hours)
Choose a minimum of 3 semester hours from:
- WRIT 120 - COLLEGE WRITING (4)
Choose a minimum of three semester hours from:
- MATH 215 - STATISTICAL CONCEPTS (4) 1
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Choose a minimum of 6 semester hours from:
- PUAD 295 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN ACTION (4)
Choose an additional course from the Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology discipline.
Arts and Humanities
Additional General Education Requirements (12 hours)
INTRODUCTION TO WEB PRESENTATION & PUBLISHING
OR COMM 205 - COMMUNICATION DESIGN (1)
- COMP 106 - INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS (1)
- PF 321 - LEARNING STRATEGIES (2)
OR COMM 150 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (4)
- WRIT 220 - RESEARCH WRITING: EXPLORING PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES (4)
University Electives (28 hours)
Any undergraduate courses offered by the University except developmental education courses.
Technical Credit (24 hours)
24 credit hours in a public safety related discipline from transfer credit.
Major Area (16 hours)
Major Specializations (20 hours)
Fire & Emergency Medical Services
- CJAD 315 - POLICING IN AMERICA (4)
- CJAD 340 - EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE & RESEARCH METHODS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONS (4)
- CJAD 360 - INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM & INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS (4)
- CJAD 415 - CONTEMPORARY POLICING STRATEGIES AND ISSUES (4)
- CJAD 450 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (4)
Students may also design an individualized discipline area using any courses from Franklin’s catalog. Students must obtain approval from the Program Chair of the Public Safety Leadership & Management Program for an individualized program focus.
All students are required to pass College Writing (WRIT 120), either Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) or Learning Strategies (PF 321) and either Speech Communication (SPCH 100) or Interpersonal Communication (COMM 150) prior to enrolling in any other course at the 200 level or above. Either PF 121 or PF 321 must be taken prior to the first BLF course, or it may be taken concurrently with the first 15-week BLF course. Students who enroll at Franklin with 30 or fewer hours of transfer credit are required to pass Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) in place of Learning Strategies (PF 321). Students must also meet the University algebra competency requirement.
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