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Public Safety Management Degree Program

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Professional Core Course Descriptions

PSMT 225 - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT

An introduction to the study of various agencies involved in public safety, including emergency management and homeland security. Emphasis will be placed on the history and evolution of the various public safety agencies, as well as the leadership and management challenges that are unique to these particular agencies.

PUAD 295 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN ACTION

The course examines the American system of government and how government affects and interacts with individuals and organizations in society. Students learn how politics, law, and the structure and principles of American government impact citizens, public policy, and the administration of public and private organizations. Students apply fundamental political theories and administration law principles in personal and professional contexts.

PUAD 450 - LEADERSHIP FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Students learn fundamental leadership concepts and skills for managing the day-to-day administration of government and nonprofit organizations. The course emphasizes action-orientated leadership and problem solving for common political and organizational challenges faced by government and nonprofit leaders and managers.

SOCL 110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Sociology is the scientific study of group behavior - whether the groups are dyads, small groups, associations, bureaucracies, societies, publics, aggregates, social movements, or mobs, etc. This introductory course introduces the student to sociological principles and theoretical perspectives that facilitate understanding the norms, values, structure and process of the various types of groups into which people organize. The course focuses on applying the scientific method to studying social problems (e.g. poverty, crime, sexism and racism) and basic institutions (i.e. family, government, economy, religion, education). Students will develop their "sociological imagination" as a way of understanding what their lives are and can be in relation to the larger social forces at work in local, national, and international environments.

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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