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 - 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.

Locations: Lexington Louisville Online Louisa Mayfield

Program Information

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Objectives

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 that focus on key terms, concepts, history, development and functions of the various parts of the criminal justice system relevant to law enforcement, the judicial system, corrections, emergency management, juvenile justice and crime prevention.

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Program Highlights

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 how the various aspects of the criminal justice system can interact with various parts of society to attempt to prevent and reduce crime. Additionally, students gain important managerial and administrative skills needed for supervisory roles in the field of justice and public safety.

FAQ's

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.

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Courses

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.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
PSA 101
Crime in the United States
4.00
PSA 102
Introduction to Legal Systems
4.00
PSA 154
Theory of Crime Causation
4.00
PSA 160
Introduction to Law Enforcement
4.00
PSA 164
Corrections, Probation and Parole
4.00
PSA 165
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
4.00
PSA 248
Crime Prevention
4.00
PSA 255
Ethics for Public Safety Professionals
4.00
PSA 280
Criminal Law for Public Safety Professionals
4.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
MGT 114
Business Organization and Management
4.00
MGT 274
Basic Supervision
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
MTH 201
College Algebra
4.00
Free Electives
8.00
General Education Electives
8.00
Course:
PSA 101
Title:
Crime in the United States
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 102
Title:
Introduction to Legal Systems
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 154
Title:
Theory of Crime Causation
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 160
Title:
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 164
Title:
Corrections, Probation and Parole
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 165
Title:
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 248
Title:
Crime Prevention
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 255
Title:
Ethics for Public Safety Professionals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 280
Title:
Criminal Law for Public Safety Professionals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 224
Title:
Professional Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 114
Title:
Business Organization and Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 274
Title:
Basic Supervision
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 201
Title:
College Algebra
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
8.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
8.00
Total Credit Hours: 92.00

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.