Online Programs for Adult Learners

B.S. in Public Safety Administration

We love First Responders at Neumann University. Firefighters, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical services members, and others in the public safety sector enter the ranks of our Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration every day. 


Why? Because Neumann understands the unique needs of this very special population of adult learners. We value your time, understanding that those working in the public safety world have very little to spare between rotating shifts, personal obligations, and squeezing in a college education. The B.S. in Public Safety Administration is often earned in as little as 22 months. We respect your previous college-level learning experiences and encourage transfer credit to accelerate your degree without breaking the bank. We pledge personal attention and one-on-one academic advising from start to finish. 


The B.S. in Public Safety Administration enhances the administrative and leadership skills needed to meet the challenges of today’s public safety sector. The program is accelerated and fully online allowing students to incorporate college into their hectic lives. The curriculum uses experientially-based research projects focused on administrative and leadership situations to foster understanding of varying organizational structures, multi-agency coordination, and what is needed to effectively address real-world issues in these environments.

Upon successful completion of the Public Safety Administration degree program, students will be able to:

 

  • Identify and describe key functions and competencies to be effective in today’s public safety administration environments; 

  • Describe public safety organizational dynamics through multiple perspectives; and

  • Apply body of knowledge to real-world public safety issues through experiential learning projects. 

The fully online, accelerated Public Safety Administration Core consists of 30 credits, with the following 3-credit courses required:

 

PACOM 100: Research and Writing for the Profession

PAMGT 200: Foundations of Public Safety Administration

PATHE 200: Ethics and Religious Diversity in Public Safety

PAPSY 200: Group Dynamics in Public Safety

PAMGT 300: Homeland Security and Emergency Management

PAMGT 320: Strategic Planning in Public Safety Administration

PAMGT 310: Public Information Officers in Public Safety

PAPOL 300: The Politics of Public Safety Administration

PAMAT 400: Finance and Economic Issues in Public Safety

PAMGT 400: Leadership in Public Safety Administration

 

We aim to help you graduate more quickly by making the most of your prior credit. Students may apply up to 90 transfer credits into this 120 credit program via university or college credit, documented prior learning, military credit, or other methods. 


You may have accumulated credit through your place of employment-credits that can count toward your degree. Your advisor will work with you to review your training documents and certifications or licensures. While there is no guarantee of credit (appropriate documents are evaluated by the Division Dean and the Registrar for approval), for many students, the various ways to obtain credit enables further acceleration of the degree.


Working with your advisor will help identify if and how additional credits can be accumulated and applied. 


Online Program Specifics

With three opportunities to begin the program each year (fall, spring, and summer), students can start when it’s most convenient for them. Courses are 6-8 weeks in length, for greater flexibility with personal, career, and family responsibilities.


Admission Requirements:

In order to qualify for admission to the program, applicants should:

• Submit a completed application online at www.neumann.edu

• Submit all official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions attended.

• Submit official high school transcript if no associate degree has been earned.

• Be at least 19 years of age.

•  Possess a minimum of 60 transfer credits. Credits may come from regionally accredited institutions (including 2-year or 4-year colleges), or through a police/fire/EMS training academy, or from a combination of both college coursework and academy training. Prospective transfer students must have earned a 2.0 GPA. 


Cost
The tuition for our undergraduate adult online programs is offered at a 20% discount from our regular tuition per credit hour. Total tuition costs will depend on the amount of transfer coursework applied to the degree. You can read about tuition costs for Undergraduate Accelerated ONLINE only courses HERE.

 

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, you may fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov using the Neumann University school code: 003988


Take the Next Step!
Contact Ms. Janice Sackawicz by calling 610-558-5629 or email sackawij@neumann.edu to find out how you can achieve your degree today.


Ready to Apply?
If you’re ready to take the next step, simply complete an online application for admission and request official transcripts from all prior institutions, including training academies, to be sent to:

 

Neumann University
CAPS Division
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014

 

For additional program information, please click here.

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