Edison College Accepting Applications For New Bachelor's Program

May 5, 2006

Edison College is accepting applications for admission into its new Bachelor of Applied Science BAS degree program in Public Safety Management. The program is designed to prepare managerial and supervisory personnel in public safety professions.

Students enrolling in the program bring a variety of safety and security backgrounds to enrich the educational experience, including law and law enforcement, corrections, fire science, and emergency medical services. This degree also provides an excellent opportunity for individuals with an associate in arts degree and interest or experience in the public safety field.

Admissions details and online request form are available through the bachelor’s degree link at www.edison.edu. Information may also be obtained by calling 239/489-9132 or sending an email to basdegree@edison.edu.

Students will complete a 39 credit upper division core curriculum. Course titles include Management Philosophy and Practice, Terrorism Preparedness, Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Critical Incident Management, Human Resources Management, Public Safety System Integration, Organizational Research, Strategic Management and Organization, Financial Management in the Public Sector, and Public Sector Labor Relations.

Upper division classes are scheduled on selected Saturdays through the Summer beginning May 13 at Edison College’s Lee Campus, 8099 College Parkway, SW, Fort Myers.

Current in-state tuition for upper-level courses at Edison College is $72.96 per credit hour, and scholarship assistance is available through the Financial Aid Office.