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. 






Related Major Skills


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


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Sample Career Titles


Communications Officer Insurance Agent Personnel Manager Public Safety Director
Compensation Manager Business Emergency Management Expert Manager Personnel Recruiter
Fire Service Manager Construction Supervisor Job Analyst

Fire Department Administrator

Promotions Manager Police Department Administrator Consultant
Homeland Security Director Labor Relations Manager Provisioning Manager
Public Health Researcher Risk Analyst Public Utilities Manager
First Responder Supervisor City Manager
Training Manager Arbitrator Litigation Manager
Public Opinion Pollster Loss Prevention Specialist Teacher
Naval Investigator Editor Park Ranger
Public Safety Compliance Manager Airport Security Officer Marketing Product Manager
Pre-Trial Services Officer Job Developer Border Patrol Agent
Program Manager Youth Advocate Research Assistant
Deputy Marshall Claims Examiner Housing/Tenant Rep.
Environment Science Manager Drug Enforcement Agent Court Administrator
Secret Service Agent Public Works Director FBI Agent
Corrections Officer Fish & Game Warden

Association Executive

Military Officer News Analyst

Law Clerk

Commissioner Public Worker US Customs Agent Public Safety Project Manager
Postal Service Investigator Homeland Security Professional Probation & Parole Officer
Safety or Security Consultant Victim Services Specialist Account Executive
Deportation Officer Government Services Administrator US Marshall
Media Planner Industrial Security Specialist

Occupational Analyst

Bailiff Branch Management

Police Officer

Human Resource Manager CIA Agent Operations Manager
Employment Agency Recruiter Outside Property Agent Sheriff


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Sample Work Settings


Courts - Juvenile or Adult

Customs & Border Protection

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Juvenile Detention Center

Police Departments

Sheriff’s Department


US Secret Service

Immigration & Customs Enforcement 

Government Agency

US Department of Justice

Federal Department of Corrections

Drug Enforcement Agency

Armed Forces


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FAU Student Organizations


  • American Criminal Justice Association
  • FAU Social Forum
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Public Relations Society


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Professional Associations



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Job and Internship Links



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Law Enforcement


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State and Local


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Where to Learn More


General Occupational Information


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Career Planning Websites


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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Careers in Criminology
  • Careers in Government
  • FBI Careers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Careers
  • Military Careers
  • Opportunities in Federal Government
  • Opportunities in Forensic Science Careers
  • Opportunities in Law Enforcement
  • Management
  • Opportunities in Property Management 
  • Opportunities in Military Careers
  • Resumes for Social Services Careers
  • The FBI Career Guide
  • The Students' Federal Career Guide
  • Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Book of US Government Jobs


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