About the Major

You will learn about the administration of emergency services, principles of public safety, and the art of decision making. Topics of concern in this emerging field are public safety, criminal justice, financial management, terrorism and public policy, public management, emergency services administration, solid and hazardous waste management, research methods, and GIS techniques.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: strategic planning, project management, communication, and leadership.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • American criminal justice system
  • Public safety in America
  • Terrorism and public policy
  • Emergency services management
  • Foundation of homeland security
  • Mapping and analysis for public safety


Possible Careers

  • Public safety director
  • Fire service manager*
  • Homeland security planner or director
  • Emergency management coordinator
  • First responder*

*These careers require further education or training.

Where could I work?

  • Indianapolis EMS
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Homeland Security (state or federal)
  • Public health agencies
  • Research agencies

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business, economics, labor studies, organizational leadership, public and environmental affairs, sport management, and tourism conventions, and event management.

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