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The Public Safety Management program is designed to provide advanced practical course work in the areas of public safety-related management and supervision. The program trains individuals to identify, analyze and resolve problems within their discipline as it pertains to the labor force, fiscal aspects, data analysis, legal issues, and human resources management. The Public Safety Management program has a minimum graduation requirement of 120 semester hours, at least 30 of which must have been earned at WTAMU.

Degree requirements for the Public Safety Management program includes:

Curriculum

Credits

University Core Curriculum

42

Public Safety Management Core

24

Public Safety Electives

18

Approved Career Electives

36

Total

120

 

West Texas A&M University Core Curriculum (42 hours)

Component Area

Code

WTAMU Core Curriculum

Hours

Communication

10

ENGL 1301; (3)
COMM 1315, or COMM 1318, or COMM 1321 (3)

6

Mathematics

20

MATH 1314MATH 1316MATH 1324MATH 1325MATH 1332MATH 1342MATH 1350 ; MATH 2412MATH 2413 

(extra hour of four-hour MATH courses moves to Code 90)

3

 

Life and Physical Sciences

 

30

 

ANSC 1319

BIOL 1406 1or BIOL 14081BIOL 1407 2or BIOL 14092BIOL 1411BIOL 1413CHEM 14053 or CHEM 14113CHEM 1412ENVR 1407GEOL 1401 4or GEOL 14034GEOL 1402GEOL 1404PHYS 1401PHYS 1402PHYS 1411PHYS 1412PHYS 2425PHYS 2426

PSES 1301

PSES 1307

(extra lab hours from four-hour courses move to Code 90)

 

6

Language, Philosophy andCulture

40

ANTH 2351

ENGL 2321ENGL 2326ENGL 2331ENGL 2341ENGL 2343HIST 2311HIST 2323HIST 2372MCOM 1307PHIL 1301PHIL 2374

SPAN 2311

SPAN 2312 [or an equivalent course (second year or intermediate level) in a foreign language]; 

SPAN 2313

SPAN 2315

SPAN 2371 

3

Creative Arts

50

ARTS 1303ARTS 1304DANC 2303MUSI 1306MUSI 1307MUSI 1310THRE 1310 

3

American History

 Government/Political Science

 Social and Behavioral Sciences

60

 

70

 

 

80

HIST 1301HIST 1302HIST 2301HIST 2381  

POSC 2305

 and 

POSC 2306

AGBE 2317

COMM 2377

CRIJ 1301

ECON 2301

ECON 2302

PSYC 2301

SOCI 1301

6
 

6

 

 

3

 

Component Area Option

 

90

AGRI 2300

BIOL lab hours (from Code 30); 

BUSI 1304

CHEM lab hours (from Code 30); CIDM 1105CIDM 1301 or CIDM 13155CS 1301ENGL 11016

ENGL 1302

ENGL 2311

ENVR lab hour (from Code 30); GEOL lab hours (from Code 30); IDS 1071 (1-3 hours); Extra MATH hours (from Code 20); PHIL 2303; PHYS lab hours (from Code 30) 

 

6

 

 

 

                  PSM Professional Development:                       Required Core Courses

 

PSM 3301

Political and Legal Foundations for Public Safety

 

3

PSM 3302

Personnel Management for Public Safety

 

3

PSM 3307

Community Risk Reduction for Public Safety

3

PSM 3310

Data Analysis for Public Safety

3

PSM 4301

Public Safety Ethics

3

PSM 4302

Public Safety Leadership

3

PSM 4304

Disaster Planning and Control

3

PSM 4308

Finance and Public Safety

3