Bachelor of Science in Justice and 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 Bachelor's 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. A bachelor's 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 Bachelor 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 criminological theory, criminalistics, law enforcement administration, quantitative and qualitative research methods, conflict management and special topics such as white-collar crime and terrorism.

The degree program also challenges students to collaboratively analyze and respond to real-life situations that emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and decision making aimed at effectively and efficiently reducing crime and delinquency.

Program Highlights

Sullivan's Bachelor 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. Students also develop conflict management skills and techniques needed to efficiently resolve situations they may encounter in the criminal justice field. Additionally, students gain important managerial and administrative skills needed for supervisory roles in the field of justice and public safety.

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Courses

Length: 18 months beyond Associate Degree
Completion of the Associate Degree in Justice and Public Safety Administration from Sullivan University or its equivalent (see the Undergraduate Admissions section for a description of Sullivan's 2 + 2 programs):
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
Title
Credit Hours
PSA 101
Crime in the United States
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 301
Introduction to Systems of Social Control
4.00
PSA 303
Occupational and White Collar Crime
4.00
PSA 304
Current Issues in Terrorism
4.00
PSA 310
Criminology
4.00
PSA 398
Research Methods for Public Safety Professionals
4.00
PSA 401
Criminalistics
4.00
PSA 402
Current Issues in Public Safety Administration
4.00
PSA 404
Senior Seminar in Justice and Public Safety Adminstration
4.00
PSA 498
Externship in JSPA
4.00
CMM 401
Principles of Conflict Management
4.00
CMM 402
Managing Diversity
4.00
CMM 403
The Manager as Negotiator
4.00
CMM 405
Restorative Justice Philosophy and Process
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
MGT 304
Principles of Management
4.00
MGT 340
Budget Analysis
4.00
MGT 344
Organizational Behavior
4.00
MGT 404
Management Decision Making
4.00
ECO 201
Microeconomics
4.00
ECO 202
Macroeconomics
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
ENG 204
Advanced Writing
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 201
College Algebra
4.00
MTH 202
Introduction to Statistics
4.00
PSY 214
Introduction to Psychology
4.00
Free Electives
44.00
General Education Electives
12.00
Course:
PSA 101
Title:
Crime in the United States
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 301
Title:
Introduction to Systems of Social Control
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 303
Title:
Occupational and White Collar Crime
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 304
Title:
Current Issues in Terrorism
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 310
Title:
Criminology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 398
Title:
Research Methods for Public Safety Professionals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 401
Title:
Criminalistics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 402
Title:
Current Issues in Public Safety Administration
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 404
Title:
Senior Seminar in Justice and Public Safety Adminstration
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSA 498
Title:
Externship in JSPA
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 401
Title:
Principles of Conflict Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 402
Title:
Managing Diversity
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 403
Title:
The Manager as Negotiator
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CMM 405
Title:
Restorative Justice Philosophy and Process
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 304
Title:
Principles of Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 340
Title:
Budget Analysis
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 344
Title:
Organizational Behavior
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 404
Title:
Management Decision Making
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 201
Title:
Microeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 202
Title:
Macroeconomics
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:
ENG 204
Title:
Advanced Writing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 201
Title:
College Algebra
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 202
Title:
Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSY 214
Title:
Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
44.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
12.00
Total Credit Hours: 180.00

General Studies Electives - Students must choose three additional General Education classes; one must be from the Humanities/Fine Arts category, one from the Natural Sciences/Mathematics category, and one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the Associate and Bachelor's curricula.

Free Electives - Elective classes are selected in consultation with the student's faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student's personal objectives or associate degree.