Community Safety

The community safety specialization is designed for the student who works in or wants to work in a public safety agency and desires to combine select courses from a variety of related disciplines into a cohesive degree. To meet the requirements for the community safety specialization, students must satisfactorily complete 86 credit hours, including:

Degree Requirements

As part of the General Curriculum Distribution requirements (hours count to fulfill the GCDR but not the specialization):

PSY 200General Psychology

4

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

4

A minimum of 46 credit hours in the specialization, consisting of:

CRM 101Introduction to Criminology

4

CRM 102Introduction to Criminal Justice

4

CRM 200Law Enforcement

4

CRM 300Victimology

4

LJA 204Introduction to Law and the Legal System

4

HIS 325Narcotic Drugs and Modern Society

4

HSC 250Emergency Medical Response

3

UST 210Urban Politics and Policy

4

or

PHL 202Ethics

4

At least one of the following courses:

GWA 403U.S. National Security Policy

4

GWA 402Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court

4

3 elective credit hours (in addition to the above course) in health science (HSC)

At least one of the following:

SOC 310Applied Sociology

4

SOC 302Sociology of Aging

4

SOC 313Social Stratification

4

SOC 320Sociology of Gender

4

SOC 306Racial and Ethnic Relations

4

GWA 401Public Policy Analysis

4

At least 15 of the above credit hours must be earned at the University.

At least 16 of the above credit hours must be earned in courses at the 300-level or higher.

  • 40 credit hours may be earned through electives of the student’s choosing.