2016-2017 Catalog

Business and Organizational Management — Public Safety Administration Specialization, B.A.S.

B105: Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management — Public Safety Administration Specialization

The Public Safety Administration specialization prepares students for administrative/managerial positions in law enforcement, fire services, corrections, security, and in emergency medical services. The program develops knowledge, skills and abilities that help students to understand management, finance and budgets in public safety organizations. This program also prepares graduates for advancement in all public safety organizations. The program is designed for students who have an associate degree in a public safety program such as criminal justice, fire science, emergency management and emergency medical services.

A grade of C or better is required in all technical, program core and program specialization courses, and all courses used to satisfy the Gordon Rule requirement. Students transferring into baccalaureate programs with an A.A. degree or higher do not need to meet our general education requirements with the exception of college level English and Gordon rule math. These students must have successfully completed, with a grade of C or better, at least one college level English and one Gordon rule math course. General education courses must total 36 credits. The A.A. or higher degree must be from an accredited institution but can be public, private and/or out of state. Additional coursework may be required for students transferring into B.A.S. programs with an A.S. or A.A.S. degree.

Requirements

Required Technical Specialization Courses: 21 credit hours

CCJ 1020Introduction to Criminal Justice System

3

CJL 2130Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures

3

CJC 1000Crime and Punishment

3

CCJ 2010Criminology**

3

CJJ 1002Juvenile Delinquency

3

DSC 1212Introduction to Emergency Management Systems

3

CJE 2600Introduction to Criminal Investigation

3

* Note: Courses in this section will be comprised of Required Technical Specialization courses and/or General Education courses needed to fulfill the requirements of the program. Actual coursework required will vary based on the student's associate-level coursework. Students will work with their advisor to choose the necessary coursework for their program. A total of 21 credit hours is required. Courses with the following prefixes may also be applied toward satisfaction of technical specialization requirements: CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, DSC, EMS, FES or FFP.

Core and Specialization: 39 credit hours

Program Core Courses

MAN 3303Management and Leadership

3

COM 3120Organizational Communications

3

ACG 3024Accounting for Nonfinancial Majors

3

BUL 3130The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

3

MAN 4940Internship in Business and Organizational Management

3

Program Specialization Courses

DSC 3079Foundations of Public Safety

3

DSC 3215Emergency Planning

3

DSC 4226National Incident Management

3

DSC 4755National Security: Threats, Challenges and Solutions

3

DSC 4931Selected Topics in Public Safety

3

CJL 3510Prosecution and Adjudication

3

DSC 4013Capstone Thesis Project in Public Safety

6

Credit Hours from Associate Degree: 60

Total Credit Hours: 120