BA in Public Safety Management

BA Public Safety Management

The Public Safety Management major is designed to equip public safety officials with additional management and communication skills to address the needs of their urban constituents. It provides an in-depth study of community safety needs and problems, as well as analytical tools for addressing injustice for those living and working in urban settings.

The Public Safety Management Major is designed to:

  • Prepare both pre-career and active public safety personnel for leadership roles in public safety organizations.
  • Allow for in-depth study of community safety needs and introduce analytical tools for developing response strategies for use in emergency situations.
  • Promote understanding of policy tools to protect the safety and well-being of our communities.

Concentrations are offered in:

  • Fire and Emergency Services Administration
  • Management

Internship opportunities are available to all students; scholarships are available to qualified students; students with substantial prior learning experience may apply for credit through the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience program. Opportunities to participate in small seminar groups, research projects, and online courses are available. Students should consult their advisers for assistance in planning coursework.

Career Information

Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs graduates are employed in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Many of our graduates pursue careers in:

  • Public Safety Director
  • Fire Chief
  • Police Chief
  • Administration
  • Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Police Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Corrections Officer
  • Investigator
  • Parole Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Court Clerk
  • Bailiff
  • Security Guard
Contact Information

Undergraduate Program Director: Win Weizer

Public Affairs Student Services Center
Telephone: (216) 687-3884 / E-mail: