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Public Safety Management Degree Program

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Major Area Course Descriptions

PSMT 315 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PUBLIC SAFETYyMANAGEMENT

This course provides an overview of selected topical areas of continuing interest and importance to public safety agencies.

PSMT 440 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

This course is a study of administrative legal issues within the context of Public Safety Management. The topics include constitutional limitations, rule-making authority, licensing and standing, evidentiary rules, informal proceeding, ethics regulation and contractual law.

PSMT 495 - PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

This advanced course in strategic planning serves as the capstone experience for the Public Safety Management program. This course examines the design, implementation, and evaluation of organizational strategy, and the role of strategic planning in your professional environment. You will identify problems and opportunities; and assimilate, analyze, and interpret information, employing critical thinking and judgment to reach a well-reasoned strategic plan. Internal factors, such as ethics, leadership, organizational culture, and employee training will be considered as part of the analysis and planning process. The completed strategic plan and supporting work will be assessed by faculty.

PUAD 420 - PUBLIC & NONPROFIT FISCAL ADMINISTATION

Students learn fundamental budgeting, accounting, and financial management concepts and techniques necessary for planning, analysis, and decision making in public and nonprofit organizations. Students also examine the competing values and politics that underlie and impact the budget process and financial decisions. Finally, students apply skills for effectively communicating financial analysis methods and conclusions with colleagues, elected officials, the media, and the public.

SEMT 335 - INTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT &yHOMELAND SECURITY

This course analyzes emergency management from a historical perspective. Disaster planning and disaster management in the post 9-11 environment are analyzed. The impact of Homeland Security on local public safety agencies is examined as are selected Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD #5 and HSPD #11 in particular). The National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Plan (NRP) are examined with regard to their impact on local public safety agencies. Finally, special challenges for emergency management and disaster response will be analyzed.

The above list of courses only represents a portion of the courses required for a bachelor's degree. View the bachelor's degree full curriculum.

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