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.
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.
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.
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.
What are some websites with more information?
- 101 Criminal Justice Job Resources
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF&E)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Careers
- Federal Bureau of Investigations
- Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Careers
- The International Association of Chiefs of Police
- 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's Official Job Search)
- View Licensure Disclosures by State