Public Safety Administration Courses
The following is a selection of the courses you might take as a Public Safety major.
PSA101 Introduction to Public Safety
This course provides an introduction to critical issues related to public safety administration and an understanding of the laws, programs, agencies and institution involved in the provision of public safety. This includes the development and administration of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs to address challenges related to environmental and natural disasters to the nature and operation of correctional institutions, schools and colleges. 3 credits.
PSA102 Nature and Scope of Public Safety: Private Sector Applications
This course provides students with an opportunity to analyze the roles of corporations and other non-governmental organizations (both for profit and non-profit) in public safety. These include the Red Cross, Salvation Army, charitable organizations, volunteers and private and publicly-held corporations. It covers the historical and theoretical frameworks for understanding the relationship between non-governmental organizations and public safety. 3 credits.
PSA104 Special Challenges in Communities (Language Barriers, Special Needs, Gender, Religion, Ethnicity)
This course provides students with an opportunity to analyze the roles of mental illness, race, ethnicity, class, religion and other cultures in public-safety systems. It covers the historical and theoretical frameworks for understanding the relationship between socio-demographic factors and public safety. 3 credits.
PSA105 Leadership and Ethics
Students will be able to identify, explain, discuss and apply basic leadership techniques and practices as they are conducted within the framework of personal and professional ethics. Students will be able to identify and evaluate the interrelationship and interdependency of leadership and ethics through classroom exercise and traditional examinations. The course relies heavily upon classroom discussion, interactive role-play and scenario examination to reinforce the learning objectives. 3 credits.