Finish Your Degree and Prepare for a Successful Career in Public Safety and Beyond
The online BA in Organizational Leadership in Public Safety from New Mexico Highlands University is designed for working professionals who are ready to finish their bachelor’s degree and pursue leadership opportunities in a wide range of private, government and non-profit contexts.
What Makes Us Unique?
- Career-focused coursework
- Enhance field knowledge, analytical ability and critical thinking
- The only program of its kind in New Mexico
- Occupational/vocation credit accepted for transfer
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Public Safety Careers
Director of Operations $96,371 per year1
Emergency Management Director $80,092 per year2
Chief of Police $75,712 per year3
Director of Public Safety $60,666 per year4
Enhance Your Marketability for Rewarding, In-Demand Career Paths
Continuing your education with Highlands University’s online BA in Organizational Leadership in Public Safety can help you achieve lifelong success. When you finish the program, you will have the leadership expertise and field-specific skill sets to excel in public safety, emergency management, law enforcement and more.
- Professionals with a bachelor’s degree earn about 40% more per year than those with an associate degree.5
- Careers in protective services are expected to grow 8% through 2030, resulting in about 286,400 new jobs.6
Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired
What You’ll Learn
- Describe organizational leadership as it relates to individuals, communities and wider societies.
- Identify organizational challenges and propose solutions by applying these leadership concepts.
- Use information technology in the decision-making process.
- Describe ethical principles underlying effective organizational leadership.
- Employ effective communication skills for organizational leadership in public safety contexts.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Analytical and quantitative skills
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Communication skills
- Presentation skills
At New Mexico Highlands, our support doesn’t end when you graduate. We support you in your business career as well.
- Payscale.com. Average Director of Operations Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Director_of_Operations/Salary.
- Payscale.com. Average Director of Emergency Management Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Director_of_Emergency_Management/Salary.
- Payscale.com. Average Police Chief Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Police_Chief/Salary.
- Payscale.com. Average Director of Public Safety Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Public_Safety_Director/Salary.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data On Display: Career Outlook. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/data-on-display/education-pays.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Protective Service Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/home.htm.