Public Safety Degree Offered

UNM-LA News:

UNM Los Alamos is now offering a two-year pathway for earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Public Safety with Concentrations in Police Science, Emergency Management, and Homeland Security.

This program trains specialists to work for local and state governments, hospitals, emergency and other relief organizations in the wake of an increased need of Police departments, Emergency Management groups and Homeland Security departments in Northern New Mexico and beyond.

Instructors in this program include Elizabeth Allen, a local attorney with a JD from Pepperdine University, and Matthew Cosby, a former Police Lieutenant and Chief Deputy with work experience in Texas and a recent Master’s Degree from UNM. This fall UNM-LA is offering two key courses in this program: CRJS 201: Criminal Law on Tuesdays at 3:30 – 6:00 and SOC 205: Crime Public Policy and Criminal Justice which is an online class.  Criminal Law is open to all students and is specifically required for the Police Science concentration. Sociology 205 is an elective for any of the listed concentrations.

Students considering pursuing this degree are encouraged to enroll soon. Classes begin Aug. 21.

To learn more about the AAS in Public Safety with Concentrations in Police Science, Emergency Management and Homeland Security visit or call Student Services at 505.662.5919.

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