Public Security Diploma; Consortium Sales Center

Here’s the latest news from Middle Tennessee State University.

The program helps public safety officials earn a bachelor’s degree

A new degree program at MTSU’s University College will allow more adults and public servants to earn their bachelor’s degrees.

Beginning in the fall 2022 semester, students will be able to choose the new concentration in public safety as part of the major in integrated studies. The degree program can be completed online and is specifically designed for those already working in the field of public safety.

The program will include courses in management, sociology, communication and health. The Public Safety concentration is designed for individuals involved in law enforcement, public safety, first responders, and other service professionals at the local, state, and federal levels.

“The focus will be on crisis response, diversity, communication and leadership,” said Marva Lucas, chair of the academic studies department who helped develop the program. “It is an interdisciplinary degree and successful students will leave the program well-balanced and well-informed. in different domains. »

In this 2016 file photo, staff from the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department wait for the unveiling of the new fire truck that will serve the MTSU campus.  Working professionals such as those seeking a bachelor's degree are encouraged to pursue MTSU University College's new Public Safety Concentration as part of its Integrated Studies major.

Through prior learning assessment, or PLA, the program allows mature students to convert eligible prior work, training, and certifications into college credits and use up to 48 credits for elective courses. Students pay for the course but are not charged for credits earned.

“We know it’s common for adults to have a diverse background,” said Peggy Carpenter, assistant dean of University College. “We want to give them the best opportunity to finish what they started and reach their goals as quickly as possible.”

Students can apply now for admission to the fall semester. Visit or call 615-904-8092 for details.

Sale accepted in the sales consortium

MTSU’s Professional Sales Center within the Jennings A. Jones College of Business has been accepted as an Associate Member of the University Sales Center Alliance.

“MTSU is first and foremost a first-generation university. We know that by having the discipline to graduate, our students should earn a higher income, but if we can teach them how to sell, we have the opportunity to change family trees,” said Thom Coats, Professor of practice and director of the MTSU Center for Professional Selling.

Thom Coats, Jones College of Business;  Director, IGA Professional Sales Office.

USCA is a consortium of sales educators from 62 universities in the United States and Europe dedicated to advancing the sales profession through teaching, research, and outreach.

Sales Centers provide students with a combination of specialized sales courses, mentors, internships, and other forms of real-world sales experience to help students learn, develop, and refine their sales skills.

MTSU’s Marketing Department launched a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Sales in 2018, followed by the establishment of a Professional Sales Office which was elevated to Center.

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