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particular to each state, students who reside in Massachusetts,
Minnesota and Nevada cannot enroll in online classes at St. Petersburg
College as long as they are residents of those states.
To be admitted to the bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration program, you need:
Our online bachelor's degree courses in Public Safety Administration teach you to think critically and solve problems. You will also learn to:
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.
We know it can be challenging to fit school into a work schedule. That's why:
Already have a public safety certification? Our online bachelor's degree 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:
Your public safety certifications and our bachelor's degree can prepare you for career promotions in the private and public sector in:
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), 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.
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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.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1104399991: PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT (BAS)
Federal CIP Code
43.9999: Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.
Admission requires completion of sixty (60) college-level credits in a related discipline, including 15 credits of transferable general education courses and a minimum of 9 credits in lower division public safety related classes. These include courses with pre-fixes of CCJ, CJB, CJD, CJE, CJT, DSC, EMS, and FFP
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, CJB, CJD, CJE, CJT, DSC, EMS, and FFP.
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.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSESAdditional General Education Courses
ADMISSIONS COURSES60 credits in a related discipline with at least 15 General Education credits
MAJOR CORE COURSESCore Requirements (Complete 27 credits)
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESElective Courses (Select 6 credits)
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLANSelect ONE subplan from below (Complete 9 credits):
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSUBPLAN: Criminal Justice (CJ)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSUBPLAN: Fire Science (FSE)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSUBPLAN: Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSUBPLAN: Cross Discipline (CD)
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