Public Safety Management

Make a difference by protecting your community

If the process of protecting the public fascinates you, the Public Safety Management major will give you a well-rounded understanding of public safety theory and the skills and services used to save lives. As part of your coursework, youll study a wide range of topics: administration of emergency services, principles of public safety, the art of decision-making, terrorism, financial management, GIS techniques, public policy, and much more.

Youll learn from faculty who are studying criminal justice issues relevant to the field of public safety—such as police body-worn cameras—and who have the real-world experience to match. The Public Safety Management major is part of the BSCJ degree.

Credit for fire training

We partner with 18 local fire departments to help full-time firefighters easily earn credit in any of our SPEA undergraduate degree programs. Full-time firegfighters who are trained and employed by the following eligible departments can apply nine fire training undergraduate credit hours from SPEA. To be eligible, you must be admited to IUPUI and must have completed at least 12 IUPUI credits with a 2.0 GPA.

  • Participating fire departments
    • Indianapolis
    • Decatur Township
    • Franklin Township
    • Lawrence Township
    • Perry Township
    • Pike Township
    • Warren Township
    • Washington Township
    • Wayne Township
    • Avon
    • Beech Grove
    • Brownsburg
    • Carmel
    • Fishers
    • City of Franklin
    • City of Lawrence
    • Noblesville
    • Speedway
Sydney Teal

“I want to serve others, and I want to see something new every day and have a career I enjoy and am passionate about.”

—Sydney Teal, BSCJ’16

Social dreamers. Tangible skill sets.