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Program Description

The Public Safety Management program is designed to provide advanced practical course work in the areas of fire service-related management and supervision. The program trains individuals to identify, analyze and resolve problems within their discipline as it pertains to the labor force, fiscal aspects, data analysis, legal issues, and human resources management. The Public Safety Management degree has a minimum graduation requirement of 120 semester hours, at least 60 of which must have been earned at a senior-level institution.

Public Safety Management Suggested Curricular Guide

Degree requirements for the Public Safety Management program includes:

Curriculum

Credits

University Core Curriculum

41

Public Safety Management Major

48

Approved Career Electives

31

Total

120


The 41 semester-hour University Core Curriculum includes:

Curriculum

Credits

English 101 and 102

6

Mathematics

3

Speech Communication

3

Fine Arts

3

Human Health

2

Humanities

6

Science

6

Social Science

6

Integrative Studies

6

Multicultural

3

Interdisciplinary

3

Total

41

The University Core Curriculum is pivotal to the university experience and provides the enriching foundation for students to be successful in their major and in life. This program provides a solid grounding in the liberal arts and sciences and promotes analytic and imaginative abilities that are essential for a life of inquiry, creativity, and informed civic participation.

Most off-campus students satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirement by completing courses at accredited institutions of higher learning and then transferring those courses to SIUC or by credit received through CLEP, USAFI, DANTES, or proficiency examination. Credit for Human Health is awarded for 12 or more months of military service.