School of Public Service and Administration

It's the study of crime and criminal behavior. It's also the study of police departments, prison systems, criminal law, and the courts. Anderson University, through our School of Public Service and Administration, is committed to educating today's law enforcement officers, private investigators, federal agents and leaders, as well as prospective law students with an interest in criminal law. Recognizing the importance of coordinated emergency responses in a post-911 and post-Hurricane Katrina country, we also offer programs in emergency management.

Our Programs

Our programs include a Bachelor of Criminal Justice with concentrations in Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness and Law Enforcement and a Bachelor of Emergency Management Services with concentrations in Homeland Security Operations and Administration, and Whole Community Emergency Management. The School of Public Service and Administration, through its Command College of South Carolina, also offers a Master of Criminal Justice, which prepares law enforcement administrators

From serving as a district attorney for 20 years to representing the highest level of achievement in the military, law enforcement, and emergency management, our professors have the academic and practical backgrounds to prepare you for extraordinary careers in criminal justice. Their professional reputations will help you obtain invaluable internships and connect you with high-performing veterans in the field, such as celebrity prosecutor Tommy Pope, who coached AU public service and administration students on managing the media in high-interest criminal cases.

Our bachelor 's degree programs prepare graduates for careers in local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, private investigation, emergency response and management, security, government, and other related fields. A degree in Public Service and Administration also is a great major for prospective law school students. Earning a Master of Criminal Justice through the Command College of South Carolina prepares criminal justice professionals and managers for executive-level positions in criminal justice agencies.