Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration

Protect others with a Justice and Public Safety Administration degree.

If you’re interested in serving and protecting, a degree in Justice and Public Safety Administration can open the door to advanced career opportunities in law enforcement, corrections, social services, emergency management agencies or firefighting. The program covers knowledge in these various fields.

Course offered at the following campuses:
Justice & Public Safety Degrees Offered
Associate of Science
Bachelor of Science

Associate Degree Program Success

Programs can be completed entirely online.

 

What type of person does this program appeal to?

If you’re interested in entry-level justice and public safety positions or currently employed but interested in completing entrance requirements associated with applying for a police or law enforcement academy, you would be a good fit for the associate degree program. Our bachelor’s program would appeal to you if you’re interested in an entry or intermediate-level justice and public safety administration position or currently in such a position and looking for a promotion or advancement.

 

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the program?

  • Entry-level justice and public safety skills (e.g., social values, behaviors, etc.)
  • Computer basics sufficient to prepare you to be successful in entry-level law enforcement positions.
  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Social services
  • Firefighting
  • Emergency management

 

What are potential jobs or employment settings for graduates?

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Social services
  • Firefighting
  • Emergency management
  • Private security

 

What is the most important or unique aspect about this program?

Our program provides skills that enable development in law enforcement, corrections, social services, firefighting, emergency management or private security.

 

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Course Titles Credit Hours
BUS 224 Professional Development
4
COM 214 Public Speaking
4
CSC 106 Computer Concepts
4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I
4
ENG 101 Composition I
4
ENG 102 Composition II
4
FYE 101 Information Literacy
4
MGT 114 Business Organization and Management
4
MGT 274 Basic Supervision
4
MGT 284 Human Resource Fundamentals
4
MTH 101 College Mathematics
4
PSA 101 Crime in the United States
4
PSA 102 Introduction to Legal Systems
4
PSA 154 Theory of Crime Causation
4
PSA 160 Introduction to Law Enforcement
4
PSA 164 Corrections, Probation and Parole
4
PSA 165 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
4
PSA 230 Emergency Management
4
PSA 248 Crime Prevention
4
PSA 255 Ethics for Public Safety Professionals
4
PSA 260 Spanish for Public Safety Professionals
4
PSA 280 Criminal Law for Public Safety Professionals
4
PSY 214 Introduction to Psychology
4
*ELECT* Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
*ELECT* Free Electives
12
Total Credit Hours
108

 


 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN JPSA

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

Completion of the Associate degree in JPSA from Sullivan University or its equivalent plus the following classes:

Course Titles Credit Hours
CMM401 Principles of Conflict Management
4
CMM402 Managing Diversity
4
CMM403 The Manager as Negotiator
4
COM214 Public Speaking
4
CSC118 Computer Applications I
4
ECO201 Microeconomics
4
ECO202 Macroeconomics
4
ENG101 Composition I
4
ENG102 Composition II
4
ENG204 Advanced Writing
4
MGT304 Principles of Management
4
MGT340 Budget Analysis
4
MGT344 Organizational Behavior
4
MGT404 Management Decision Making
4
MTH201 College Algebra
4
MTH202 Introduction to Statistics
4
PSA101 Crime in the United States
4
PSA160 Introduction to Law Enforcement
4
PSA164 Corrections, Probation and Parole
4
PSA165 Juvenial Delinquency and Juvenial Justice
4
PSA301 Introduction to Systems of Social Control
4
PSA303 Occupational and White Collar Crime
4
PSA304 Current Issues in Terrorism
4
PSA310 Criminology
4
PSA398 Research Methods for Public Safety Professionals
4
PSA401 Criminalistics
4
PSA402 Current Issues in Public Safety Administration
4
PSA404 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice/Public Safety
4
PSA498 Externship in Justice and Public Safety Admin
4
PSY214 Introduction to Psychology
4
*ELECT* 300/400 Level Electives
4
*ELECT* Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
*ELECT* Natural Science/Math Elective
4
*ELECT* Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
*ELECT* Free Electives
44
Total Credit Hours
180

 

*Courses subject to change.