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Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Safety Administration

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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, then you’ve landed 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 and Public Safety Administration opens doors to varieties of challenging and rewarding careers. Myriad opportunities lie in various law enforcement, corrections, social services, and emergency management agencies on the local, state, and federal level.

Program Information

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Program Highlights & Locations

  • 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 the relationship between various aspects of the criminal justice system and general society; a key element of this is being educated on how to prevent and reduce crime. 
  • Students develop conflict management skills and techniques needed to efficiently resolve situations they may encounter in the criminal justice field. 
  • Students gain important managerial and administrative skills needed for supervisory roles in the field of justice and public safety. 
Locations:
Lexington Campus Louisville Campus Online Learning Center - Louisa

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.

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Courses

Total Credit Hours: 180

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.

  • 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.

Course

Title

Credit Hours

PSA 101

4.00

PSA 160

4.00

PSA 164

4.00

PSA 165

4.00

PSA 301

4.00

PSA 303

4.00

PSA 304

4.00

PSA 310

4.00

PSA 398

4.00

PSA 401

4.00

PSA 402

4.00

PSA 404

4.00

PSA 498

4.00

CMM 401

4.00

CMM 402

4.00

CMM 403

4.00

CMM 405

4.00

CSC 118

4.00

MGT 304

4.00

MGT 340

4.00

MGT 344

4.00

MGT 404

4.00

ECO 201

4.00

ECO 202

4.00

ENG 101

4.00

ENG 102

4.00

ENG 204

4.00

GEC 220

4.00

MTH 201

4.00

MTH 202

4.00

PSY 214

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.00

44.00

Total Credit Hours: 180

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.

  • 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.