Rockford, Illinois

Public Administration (Fire Science, Law Enforcement)

Upper Iowa University-Rockford

The public administration core of 27 credits and emphasis of nine credits must be completed for a total of 36 semester credits.

These areas of emphasis are designed to build on relevant prior learning in law enforcement and fire science by adding management and social science perspectives to prepare a learner to understand public organizations and to utilize that knowledge to manage, plan and administer public policy in the areas of police and fire science.

The public administration major with an emphasis in law enforcement or fire science is a unique program which is only available to those individuals who have completed related college courses, training in law enforcement or fire science, and/or who have extensive work experience in law enforcement or fire science. Eligibility for this emphasis is dependent upon documentation of completion of: an associate degree in a field related to law enforcement or fire science, a basic police recruit or fire science academy or transfer or completion of 15 semester credits of related coursework. Eligibility may also be determined based on a combination of experiential learning and college credit. The minimum 15 semester credits of related credit count toward the 120 semester credits for degree completion as electives.