Public Safety Administration (ESR)

Public Safety Administration is a program for South Florida professionals and pre-professionals interested in police, fire, and disaster response practice and administration. The program has 18 credit hours in the core, with 60 total credit hours for the major. The overall purpose is to provide: (1) a professional/ pre-professional degree program for students entering the fields of law enforcement, fire safety, homeland security, and disaster response; (2) interested students a foundation for continuing in a professionally focused graduate program; and (3) an “umbrella degree” that allows students to combine key areas from several disciplines to graduate with a pre-professional degree. Graduating students from the program will have improved opportunities in the police, fire, homeland security (airports, seaports, etc.), and disaster management fields throughout South Florida and the United States.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog

Related Major Skills

Computer literacy
Coordinating activities
Critical thinking
Cross-cultural skills
Directing activities and staff
Ethics and moral values
Interpersonal skills
Interviewing skills
Oral & written communication
Organizing activities
Planning activities
Problem solving
Research strategies
Sound decision-making
Supervision & management skills
Team player

Sample Work Settings

Armed Forces
Courts - Juvenile or Adult
Customs & Border Protection
Drug Enforcement Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Department of Corrections
Government Agency
Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Juvenile Detention Center
Police Departments
Sheriff’s Department
US Department of Justice
US Secret Service

 Last Modified 10/28/20