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Public Safety Administration

Public Safety Administration
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Prepare for leadership in your profession with a bachelor's degree in public safety administration.

The bachelor’s degree in public safety administration at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to provide you with a foundation of knowledge and expand your understanding of the unique aspects of administration in the field of public safety. In this program, you’ll study public safety’s professional and legal frameworks as well as administrators’ responsibilities related to risk management, mitigation, and liability. You’ll also examine ethical decision-making processes and distinguish the attributes of exceptional public safety leaders.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 30 Credits

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 302)
  • PSAD 304
  • PSAD 306
  • PSAD 408
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 410)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 414)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 416)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 331)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 317)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 495)

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education cousework for bachel0r's degrees. 

Minor and Elective Courses: 49 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors


These requirements are for students who enroll in the current academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor's General Education Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC Europe maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for a leadership role in first responder organizations. These include organizations involved in law enforcement, security, emergency dispatch, emergency management, fire service, homeland security, and emergency medical services. This program is ideal for those who have already worked in the public safety field in some capacity and want to further their skills.

Please note: Most of the disciplines noted above require additional specific training like emergency training, dispatch training, or attending a police or fire academy.

Ashley W., Collingdale, PA

Public Safety Market
The public safety market is expected to reach $52.98 billion by 2025, registering growth of almost 30 percent between 2020 and 2025.
Source: Research and Markets | "Public Safety Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020– 2025)" | 2020

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Public Safety Student Association

The Public Safety Student Association encourages discussions on careers, current events, and topics within the public safety field. Activities have included webinars on related topics and careers. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Students and alumni can join the Public Safety Student Association group on CareerQuest

I feel like I've been successful throughout my Air Force career and I feel, with my UMGC degree, I will also be successful in the civilian sector as an Emergency Management Director.

Natasha G., Humble, TX, BS in Public Safety Administration


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