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BA in Organizational Leadership in Public Safety: Career Outlook

Finish Your Degree and Prepare for a Successful Career in Public Safety and Beyond

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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.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills

Career Support

At New Mexico Highlands, our support doesn’t end when you graduate. We support you in your business career as well.

Valuable Networking

Connect with students from various locations and industries in your courses. Most of our students are working professionals, making our classes a great place to network.

Multicultural Environment

Our diverse community and multiethnic student body helps provide you with a multicultural perspective that will serve you well throughout your career.

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty has real-world experience that they apply to their teaching. Most of our faculty members hold the highest possible degrees in their fields.

Guest Speakers

Our guest speaker initiative connects students with alumni and experts through virtual meetings, expanding your connections and understanding of trending topics.


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