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What is Public Safety Administration?

Public safety administration is a niche area of study that focuses on nurturing and sharpening the skills needed to meet the challenges in public safety administration structures. A public safety administration degree is unique in that it’s designed for adults currently working in the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical services fields.
 
Neumann University’s Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration is an accelerated, online degree completion program that provides a foundational knowledge of a unique administrative environment with emphasis on the skills needed to improve public safety in a variety of environments.
 
At Neumann, students will study a number of organizational configurations and how they work in coordination to provide efficient emergency services. Students will also complete in-depth projects that rely on experiential learning elements applicable to a variety of public safety situations to foster an understanding of public safety administration settings, and what is needed to effectively address real-world issues in these environments.
 

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Who should get a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration?

A public safety administration degree is unique in that it’s designed for adults currently working in the fire service, law...

Who should get a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration?

A public safety administration degree is unique in that it’s designed for adults currently working in the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical services fields. In other words, many public safety administration programs (including Neumann University’s own degree completion program) have an expectation upon admission that professionals have prior training or even education directly related to these fields.

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What are some public safety jobs?

Professionals who pursue a public safety administration degree are then prepared to pursue competitive, leadership roles in public safety, such as public safety...

What are some public safety jobs?

Professionals who pursue a public safety administration degree are then prepared to pursue competitive, leadership roles in public safety, such as public safety managers, health services managers, chief security officers, security guards, community service managers, or emergency management directors.

Within these roles, professionals in this field can pursue careers in many different industries including government, public, or nonprofit organizations — at the local, state, and federal levels.

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What are some examples of work in public safety administration?

Work in public safety administration includes managing environmental safety workers, safety management, collaborating with other...

What are some examples of work in public safety administration?

Work in public safety administration includes managing environmental safety workers, safety management, collaborating with other professionals to prevent safety hazards, and much more.

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Is this program suitable for working professionals?

Neumann’s Public Safety Administration online degree completion program is perfect for working professionals in the field. It is offered...

Is this program suitable for working professionals?

Neumann’s Public Safety Administration online degree completion program is perfect for working professionals in the field. It is offered exclusively online, and there are no set login times — making it accessible and convenient for professionals employed in shift work. This accelerated program, taught by field experts, can be completed in 20 months.

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What are some course examples in the public safety administration program?

Here are a few examples of the required coursework:

Foundations of Public Safety Administration — This course focuses on...

What are some course examples in the public safety administration program?

Here are a few examples of the required coursework:

Foundations of Public Safety Administration — This course focuses on values in public safety administration and the institutional foundations of public safety in political, bureaucratic, and community settings. Major topics include dimensions of the public safety sector, characteristics of institutional settings, environmental context, and functions, roles, behaviors, and structures.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management — This course provides the student with an introduction to the broad administrative perspective of homeland security and emergency management in the post-9/11 world. Topics include prevention, preparedness, and planning, as well as readiness, response and recovery.

Leadership in Public Safety Administration — This course will explore the qualities and skills necessary of the public safety administration leader. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical foundations of leadership, the practical skills needed for leading while navigating and interacting in public safety organizations. Attention will also be given to developing a comprehensive knowledge of the historical, social, political, global, and economic contexts within which public safety leaders' work.

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What are the admissions requirements?

Learners, 19 years of age or older, with 60 credits in transfer (college credit or documented prior learning), or completion of a state or municipal police...

What are the admissions requirements?

Learners, 19 years of age or older, with 60 credits in transfer (college credit or documented prior learning), or completion of a state or municipal police academy, firefighter academy, or EMS program (EMT, Paramedic, etc.) may apply to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree program in Public Safety Administration.

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