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Online Bachelor's Degree

Public Safety Administration

Public Safety Administration
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Prepare for leadership in your profession with a bachelor's degree in public safety administration.

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 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)
  • (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 requirements:

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

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

Minor and Elective Courses: 49 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111P) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, PSAD 302) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 105) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, IFSM 300) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Major
10 (3 Credits, PSAD 304) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, PSAD 306) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, PSAD 408) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, PSAD 410) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, PSAD 414) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, PSAD 416) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, FINC 331) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, BMGT 317) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, PSAD 495) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 3-credit elective course Elective
41 (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC 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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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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