Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration
If you are interested in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, probation and parole, emergency management, social services, civil services, criminal law, and adult and juvenile delinquency, then you are in the right place!
The mission of Sullivan's on-campus and online Associate Degree in Justice and Public Safety Administration is to prepare you for the ever-changing environment of the criminal justice system. This program exposes you to aspects of justice and public safety administration practices within the modern workplace. An Associate Degree in Justice & Public Safety Administration opens the door to a wide variety of challenging and rewarding careers in various law enforcement, corrections, social services, and emergency management agencies on the local, state and federal level.
Sullivan’s Associate of Science in Justice and Public Safety Administration aims to train the next generation of justice and public safety officials through courses focusing on the development and functions of various parts of the criminal justice system (relevant to law enforcement), the judicial system, corrections, emergency management, juvenile justice, and crime prevention. Other learning aspects include familiarity with key terms, concepts, and history.
- Sullivan's Associate of Science in Justice and Public Safety Administration program provides students with a multidisciplinary exploration of crime and criminal behavior.
- Students are exposed to the relationship between various aspects of the criminal justice system and general society; a key element of this being educated on how to prevent and reduce crime.
- Students gain important managerial and administrative skills needed for supervisory roles in the field of justice and public safety.
Justice & Public Safety Administration (JPSA) students should possess a strong desire and commitment for wanting to help others. Students should have strong interpersonal communication skills. The ability to manage and negotiate conflict is frequently needed in JPSA field. A JPSA student should demonstrate high moral and ethical standards. The ability to think critically is a quality needed for those wanting to pursue a career in the JPSA field.
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
General Studies Elective - Students must choose two additional General Education classes, including one from the Humanities/Fine Arts category and one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education courses listed in the program.
Free Electives - Students may choose from any classes outside their field of study. Class availability will vary from quarter to quarter.
What are some websites with more information?
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF&E)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Outlook Handbook
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Careers
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Careers
- The International Association of Police Chiefs
- Kentucky Department of Corrections
- Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
- Kentucky State Police
- Louisville Metro Police Department
- Qualities of Law Enforcement Professionals
- Types of Law Enforcement Jobs
- United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- USAJOBS (Federal Government Official Job Search)
- View Licensure Disclosures by State