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Public Safety Administration
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online 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 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.

Program Highlights
  • Study best practices: Analyze the unique aspects and best professional practices in public safety administration.
  • Analyze legal frameworks: Analyze the legal framework that outlines the obligations and limitations of public safety entities.
  • Evaluate challenges: Evaluate challenges around professional obligation and the development of mitigation plans.
  • Utilize ethics: Use ethical frameworks in the decision-making process required of public safety professionals.
  • Build leadership skills: Study the leadership attributes associated with professionals within public safety administration.
  • Demonstrate knowledge: Identify a public safety issue and recommend possible solutions.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 302)

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 304)

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 306)

  • (3 Credits, 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 or elective requirements:


  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to join first responder organizations involved in corporate security, emergency management, fire service administration, and homeland security. This program is ideal for those who have already worked in the public safety field in some capacity and want to further their skills.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice at University of Maryland Global Campus is uniquely designed to provide you with an understanding of crime and criminal behavior, the roles of practitioners within the criminal justice system, and the critical thinking and ethical decision-making strategies necessary to meet the professional demands of the field of criminal justice.

Program Highlights
  • Get to know the system: Study the police, courts, and corrections within the American criminal justice system.
  • Investigate policies: Utilize ethical reasoning, analytical skills, and professional knowledge to investigate policies.
  • Present findings: Articulate the importance of research in the social sciences.
  • Analyze policies: Evaluate criminal justice public policies using analytical competencies.
  • Apply principles: Apply the principles of criminal bodies of law—substantive, procedural, and evidentiary.
  • Demonstrate your skills: Design a security plan for a public service event in the community.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 100)

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 230)

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 340)

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 345)

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 350) or any upper-level CCJS course

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 360) or any upper-level CCJS course

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 380)

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 341)

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 352) or any upper-level CCJS course

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 497)

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 495)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to move into a command position in law enforcement or meet the degree requirement for federal law enforcement. The content of the degree program is applicable to positions in the public and private sectors. Graduates may find positions throughout the criminal justice system.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigation
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online graduate certificate in digital forensics and cyber investigation from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll examine the foundations of digital forensics and become familiar with industry-standard tools and procedures used in conducting forensics investigations related to cybersecurity. Learn how to secure and validate digital evidence, recover and analyze digital artifacts, and report and present findings in legal settings.

Program Highlights

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

Required Courses

  • (6 Credits, CBR 600)

  • (6 Credits, DFC 610)

  • (6 Credits, DFC 620)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career as a cybersecurity first responder or cybercrime analyst.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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