OML/PSL Bachelor of Science

Business - Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership (OML) - Public Safety Leadership (PSL) Option

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership - Public Safety Leadership Option (PSL) is designed to meet the national demand for trained professionals. Reinhardt, a member of the national Homeland Security Educational Consortium Assn., offers the PSL as the standard for first responders in law enforcement, fire fighting, homeland security and emergency management who want to develop the skills and knowledge to meet marketplace demands. The PSL degree underscores the unique programming of the University's Public Safety Institute and its membership in the Homeland Security Educational Consortium Association.

What You Can Do With This Degree

Public Safety is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States, not only because of criminal activity, but also due to the presence of domestic and international threats to our nation. We now live in a world that demands public safety leaders who have the knowledge and skills to provide leadership that can effectively deal with complex, multidimensional safety and security issues.

This degree will provide a strong foundation for graduate work in public administration and other social sciences.

Admissions Requirements:

1. Minimum 2 years full or part-time equivalent work experience.

2. Minimum 60 semester credit hours of transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution, professionally recognized college or university, or a combination of college credit and credit earned through national testing programs. A maximum of 72 credit hours can transfer into this program.

3. A cumulative GPA 2.5 of all attempted collegiate work. An applicant that does not meet the requirement may be admitted on a probationary basis for one semester.

4. English, Math and Communications coursework with a grade of C or better.

5. Official transcripts from all institutions attended are required for admission.

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership (OML) - Public Safety Leadership Option (PSL)

Courses Total Credits Required
General Education Curriculum: 42
English 6
Communication 3
Math (MAT 102 College Algebra, or higher) 3
Natural Science 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Humanities 6
Values/Ethics 3
General Education Electives from any of the above categories 12
Computer Applications 3
Free Electives** 45
Major Required Courses: 33
Complete all the following:  
RHU 101 Online Learning Seminar 3
OML 300 Applied Research Methods in Managerial Leadership 3
OML 335 Crisis Management 3
OML 350 Strategic Marketing 3
OML 410 Leadership Issues in Public and Community Relations 3
OML 420 Economics Issues for Managerial Leaders 3
Select 15 hours from the following: 15
OML 310 Leadership 3
OML 320 Communication and Culture 3
OML 330 Human Resource Management 3
OML 460 Ethics, Values, and the Law 3
OML 498 Special Topics in Management and Leadership 3
PSL 310 Foundations of Managerial Leadership Behavior* 3
PSL 320 Communication and Cultural Change* 3
PSL 330 Human Resource Management and Leadership* 3
PSL 460 Ethics, Values, and the Law* 3
PSL 498 Special Topics in Public Safety Leadership* 3
Total Semester Hours Required in Degree 120


*PSL Pre-fixed courses require an in-person residency and approval of the Director of the Reinhardt University Public Safety Institute.

*While enrolled in OML courses, students cannot take additional courses during the first semester, and only with approval of the Program Coordinator and/or Dean in subsequent semesters.


**Free Electives

  • Reinhardt University’s transfer credit policies;
  • Reinhardt University’s experiential learning credit policies;
  • Prior military schooling through evaluation of a Joint Services Transcript by the Office of the Registrar;
  • Reinhardt University’s technical/professional training credit policies.


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