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Program Profile

The Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Leadership requires a total of 120 semester hours to complete including general education studies. Many students transfer in credits. If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy.

Prerequisites

PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 

SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology

Total Major Hours - 42

Foundation in Major — 18 hours

ORGL 210 Foundations of Leadership

ORGL 315 Communication for Effective Leadership OR COMM 370 Intercultural Communication

ORGL 380 Applied Research Methods

PSFT 435 Ethics & Public Safety

PSFT 470 Field Experience

PSFT 498 Senior Seminar

Choose One Course of Study (A, B or C) — 24 hours

Track A: Criminal Justice — 24 hours 

CRJS 260 Introduction to Criminal Justice

And 7 more from the courses listed below:

CRJS305 Community Policing

CRJS325 Criminal Law

CRJS330 Criminal Procedure

CRJS345 Forensic Behavior

CRJS350 Theoretical Forensic Criminalistics

CRJS359 The Judicial Process

CRJS360 Criminology

CRJS366 The Correctional Process

CRJS390 Special Topics

INSY391 Computer Privacy, Ethics, Crime and Society

Track B: Homeland Security — 24 hours 

PSFT 365 Introduction to Homeland Security 

And 7 more from the courses listed below:

CRJS325 Criminal Law

CRJS330 Criminal Procedure

CRJS345 Forensic Behavior

CRJS359 The Judicial Process

INSY391 Computer Privacy, Ethics, Crime and Society

ORGL330 Budgeting for Nonfinancial Leaders

PSFT370 Terrorism

PSFT375 Effects of Disaster on Society

PSFT380 Intelligence Gathering & Dissemination

PSFT390 Special Topics

Track C: Emergency Services (Applicants must be NREMT Certified) — 24 hours 

HRAD250 Introduction to Training and Development

INFM205 Survey of Health Informatics

LBST205 Introduction to Technical Writing

ORGL330 Budgeting for Nonfinancial Leaders

POLS100 Government in America OR POLS200 Government in the State and Local Levels

PSYC 225 Prenatal through Adolescence Development

And 4 more from the courses listed below:

HRAD245 Introduction to Human Resources

HRAD315 Workplace Law & Relations

HRAD350 Principles of Adult Learning & Development

HRAD365 Instructional Design & Delivery Strategies I: Materials Development

HRAD375 Instructional Design & Delivery Strategies II: Organizing Training

HRAD385 Instructional Design & Delivery Strategies III: E-learning

HSRV340 Social Welfare Policy

HSRV415 Older Adults in the 21st Century

ORGL320 Human Behavior in Organizations

ORGL335 Contemporary Global Issues

ORGL470 Organization Development & Change

Total General Education Hours - 39

Total Elective Hours - 39

Total Degree Hours - 120

Minors

Public Safety Leadership - 18 Semester Hours

Requirements

CRJS 260 or PSFT 365 and 5 public safety/criminal justice courses

Criminal Justice or public safety courses used for a student's major may not be used toward a public safety minor.

Digital Forensics - 18 Semester Hours

Requirements

CRJS 375. Criminal Investigation

CRJS/INSY 391. Computer Privacy, Ethics, Crime and Society

DGTF 390. Digital Forensics I

DGTF 490. Digital Forensics II

INFM 120. Introduction to Computer Systems

INFM 210. Programming Concepts for Informatics