Public Safety Administration Program Description
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) proposes to offer a new Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration degree that will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for leadership and administration in occupations that provide public safety. Courses will be offered online as well as combined face-to-face hybrid format at UMUCís main campus. The curriculum incorporates a global outlook, interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, an awareness of current issues and management competencies including strategic planning, risk management, public policy, program development and implementation, ethics and supervision. Students will be required to complete a Workplace Learning internship experience, as recommended by potential employers in both government and industry. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills to serve as public safety leaders in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, students will have the ability to complete coursework specializing in emergency management, fire service administration, homeland security or corporate security.