Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Through completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills through various forms of organizational communication.
  • Access the various ethical dilemmas faced in the criminal justice and public safety fields.
  • Evaluate the current trends in leadership roles for criminal justice and public safety professionals.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in inquiry, creative problem solving, and decision making with regards to

Program plan

Core Requirements (18 hours)
CRJS 601 or PSLD 601 Multidisciplinary View of Theories and Models of
CRJS 604 or PSLD 604 Organizational Communication, Conflict Resolution, and
CRJS 607 or PSLD 607 Research Analysis
PSLD 605 Leadership and Ethics in Public Safety
PSLD 606 Seminar on Terrorism
CRJS 799 or PSLD 799 Master Research Report

Elective Courses (12 hours)
Students may select three of the following courses:
CRJS 625 Special Topics in Public Safety
CRJS 630 Forensic Psychology
CRJS 631 History of Corrections and Jails
CRJS 632 Deviant Behavior: Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups
CRJS 634 Nature of Crime and Justice in the 21st Century
PSLD 602 Comparative Studies in Public Safety
PSLD 625 Special Topics in Public Safety Leadership
PSLD 632 Internship
PSLD 701 Preparation, Execution, and Coordination of Disaster Response

Total Degree Requirements: 30 hours

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