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Public Safety Administration Bachelor's Degree

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    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are 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.

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    Admission requirements

    To be admitted to the bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration program, you need:

    • 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution, including:
      • 15 credits of transferrable general education courses 
      • ENC1101 Composition I or equivalent
      • A college math course: MAT 1033, MAT 1100, STA 2023, STA 2023H or any MAC, MGF, MTG, MAS math prefix
      • At least 9 credits of public safety support courses with the following prefixes:
        • CCJ, CJB, CJD, CJE, CJL, CJT, DSC, EMS, FFP
         
    • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all postsecondary course work
  • What you will learn

    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
  • BAS iconEarn 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.

    Features that fit you

    We know it can be challenging to fit school into a work schedule. That's why:

    • We offer eight-week courses completely online
    • We give you academic credit for your previous experience or training

    Quality education

    At SPC:

    • 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

    Choose your specialty

    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:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Emergency Management and Homeland Security
    • Fire Science
    • Cross Discipline (Combination of subplans)
  • A boost for your public safety career

    Your public safety certifications and our bachelor's degree can prepare you for career promotions in the private and public sector in:

    • Law enforcement
    • Fire services
    • Corrections
    • Emergency medical services
    • Emergency administration management
    • Industrial security enterprises
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