Public Safety Administration (BAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration (BAS PSAD) is designed to prepare individuals as leaders and administrators in public safety related professions. Students enrolling in the program bring a variety of safety and security backgrounds to enrich the educational experience, including legal studies and law enforcement, corrections, fire science, and emergency medical services. The program provides a career and educational pathway for students who have earned an Associate in Science degree in a Public Safety discipline or an Associate in Arts with electives chosen from the Public Safety field.

Program Highlights

The BAS PSAD program includes courses in public administration, strategic planning, finance and budgeting, human resource management, and homeland security. Courses are offered in an online or blend of online and traditional formats, in an accelerated eight-week fashion, to accommodate students’ varying schedules and learning preferences. 

The BAS PSAD program prepares graduates for career promotions and advancement in the public safety industry to include law enforcement, fire services, corrections, emergency medical services, emergency administration management, and industrial.

Continuing Toward a Master’s Degree

 There are many opportunities for more advanced education.  For example, Graduates of the BAS PSAD program can matriculate into the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies. 

For more information contact:

Caroline Siefert Retention and Student Success Coordinator (239) 432-7310

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