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Concentration - Public Safety Administration

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Please visit Charter Oak's Public Safety Administration mini-site for additional detailed information on this program.

Public Safety Administration

The Public Safety Administration program is designed for the public safety professional. It equips the public safety professional with the skills necessary to work with people, manage change in an organization, create innovation in organizations and utilize communication skills to solve social and organizational problems. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:




Ethics in Public Safety

3 credits

Human and Community Service Delivery

3 credits

Cultural Diversity in Public Safety

3 credits

Group Dynamics

3 credits

Human Resources in Public Safety

3 credits

America's Homeland Security

3 credits

Political and Legal Systems for the Public Safety Professional

3 credits

Counteracting Terrorism

3 credits

Research Methodology in Public Safety

3 credits

Strategic Planning in Public Safety

3 credits

Global Perspectives on Emergency Management

3 credits

Capstone: Leadership in Public Safety

3 credits




Notes: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Only nine credits can be accepted in transfer. The Capstone course cannot be transferred.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Public Safety Administration will be able to:

  1. discuss current issues, propose solutions, and describe shortcomings in public safety preparation for and response to the threat of terrorism;
  2. identify and analyze various cultures and their diverse historical, economic and societal variations within the context of public safety;
  3. apply motivational theory and leadership theory to individual and groups functioning in public safety organizations;
  4. apply personal and professional ethical accountability in the public safety environment;
  5. analyze and apply the political and legal systems model for understanding governmental, legal, and operational problems;
  6. discuss the various models and application of public safety service delivery systems throughout the United States;
  7. examine how group behavior affects organizational effectiveness, decision-making, conflict resolution, and strategies for efficient group and task management;
  8. analyze problems and needs within the public safety sector, review literature, collect data, measure objectives, and apply analytical skills in a research project;
  9. explain the fundamentals and application of strategic analysis and planning in public safety;
  10. use effective verbal and non-verbal skills and interpret how they affect personal and professional relationships; and
  11. explain the values and perceptions of groups affecting recruiting, training, and evaluation, and identify the current legal issues in human resources as they pertain to the public safety arena.