Degree Requirements

B.S. Public Safety Management

A minimum of 128 semester credits are required for graduation. A minimum of 128 semester credits must include 41 credits in the major plus 39 credits in Liberal Arts as follows:

(a) Three courses in the Humanities:


  • Literature
  • Art Appreciation (not Applied Art)
  • Music Appreciation (not Applied usic)
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Philosophy/Religion/Theology

(b) One course in Math

(c) One course in Science

(d) Three courses in Social Sciences

(e) One course in Written Communication

(f ) One course in Oral Communication

(g) One course in Ethics (must be MGT 460, SMS 459 for the BS-SMIS program, or PSM 463 for the PSM program)

(h) The remaining three courses or nine credits may be in any of the above Liberal Arts areas.

Other requirements:

  • A minimum of 2.0 overall grade point average
  • A minimum grade of C- in major courses
  • Faculty recommendation for graduation.

Examples (Assuming 50 credits transferred):

  • 128 credits (minimum to graduate)
    -50 transferable college credits
  • 78 credits needed
    -41 credits in the major
  • 37 remaining credits

The remaining credits may be earned through:

  • Portfolio - 36 credits maximum (10 credits average award)
  • CLEP - 60 credits maximum
  • Elective Courses - unlimited amount
  • Stritch Certificate or AS programs