Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration

If you're a current public safety professional, our online bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration will prepare you to be a leader in today's public safety organizations. Our bachelor's degree is perfect if you already have a related associate degree or certificate.

Choose your subplan

Already have a public safety certification? Our online bachelor of applied science degree in public safety administration lets you take the classes related to your experience, training or previous education. Within the public safety administration degree, you can choose from the following sub-plans:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Fire Science
  • Cross Discipline (Combination of subplans)

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Private Detectives and Investigators

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2021 Employment

37,000

2031

39,100

Percent Change

6

Projected Job Openings

3700

Social and Community Service Managers

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2021 Employment

173,700

2031

194,100

Percent Change

12

Projected Job Openings

18000

Features of SPC's Public Safety Administration bachelor's degree

  • We offer eight-week courses completely online
  • We give you academic credit for your previous experience or training
  • Our faculty members are experienced public safety professionals
  • Our courses cover theory and practical application
  • We are a regionally accredited program
  • Our board of advisors fine-tines courses to meet industry needs
  • Your public safety certifications and our bachelor's degree can prepare you for career promotions in the private and public sector

SKILLS you learn in SPC's bachelor of applied science degree

Our online bachelor's degree courses in Public Safety Administration teach you to think critically and solve problems. You will also learn to:

  • Fine tune strategic and operational plans
  • Develop and evaluate programs
  • Enhance human resources and productivity
  • Address organizational issues
  • Manage budgets

Public Safety Administration Bachelor of Applied Science

PSA-BAS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

This program develops competencies that help students solve management problems, understand finance and budgets, fine tune strategic plans, develop and evaluate programs, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity and address internal organizational issues.

The PSA-BAS degree, along with the appropriate certifications, prepares graduates for entry-level positions in law enforcement, fire services, corrections, emergency medical services, emergency administration management, and industrial security enterprises in government and private sector agencies.

Graduation Requirements

Students who have not completed an AS degree in a Public Safety Related field are required to complete 24 credits total of lower division public safety courses in addition to the bachelor level classes. These courses include the pre-fixes of CCJ, CJL, CJB, CJD, CJE, CJT, DSC, EMS, and FFP.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
If you have not completed two years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the BAS Program.

CIVIC LITERACY:
As per Florida Rule 6A-10.04213, baccalaureate degree students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution in the 2021-2022 academic school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency through successful completion of a civic literacy course AND by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Additional General Education Courses
Enhanced World View Requirements
A. Communications
9
B. Humanities/Fine Arts
6
C. Mathematics
6
D. Natural & Physical Sciences
6-7
E. Social & Behavioral Sciences
6
F. Ethics
3
G. Computer/Information Literacy Competency (see catalog for details)
ADMISSIONS COURSES 60 credits in a related discipline with at least 15 General Education credits
SUBPLAN Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 9 credits):
SUBPLAN CORE COURSES SUBPLAN: Cross Discipline (CD)
Choose 9 credits from the Subplans above
9

1 Prior to registering for Capstone course (PAD 4878) all other coursework should be completed (or enrolled in).

Total Credits:
120
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
publicsafetyadvising@spcollege.edu -
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Susan  Demers
Dean
demers.susan@spcollege.edu

Florida CIP Code

1104399991: PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT (BAS)

Federal CIP Code

43.9999: Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.

Complete your education at SPC

SPC's College of Public Safety Administration offers several tiers of training and accreditation for those in the public safety field.

Public Safety Administration B.A.S. Degree

Admission requirements

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