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Public Safety Management - Organizational Management BAS Specialization

If you're interested in managing and leading public safety agencies, Eastern Florida State College offers a Public Safety Management BAS Track that can equip you with the necessary skills.

You're an excellent candidate for this program if you have an associate degree and experience in law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice, fire science, emergency medical services (EMS), crime scene technology, or public administration.

The program is especially suitable for individuals who aspire to take on supervisory roles in fire and rescue departments, law enforcement agencies, emergency management facilities, or planning and utilities departments, whether in the public or private sector.

Throughout the program, you'll study various subjects related to public safety management, emergency planning, national incident management, and public safety policy and law. Additionally, you'll develop decision-making skills in areas such as communication, security, human resources, and public financing.

The Public Safety Management BAS Specialization is one of the 12 track options available within EFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management.

Public Safety Management BAS Track - Course Curriculum

You have the option to take the common core courses for this Organizational Management degree either online or on campus. However, the five required courses for the Public Safety Management specialization are only available online.

Public Safety Management - Organizational Management BAS Specialization

Program Overview

Degree Type
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Delivery Method
On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Contact Information

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Public Safety Management BAS Track - Admissions Information

To join the program, you just need to follow the regular application process for a bachelor's degree at EFSC. Make sure to keep track of any upcoming application deadlines. The program has three start terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer, which begin in August, January, and May respectively.

To qualify for the Public Safety Management BAS Track, it's crucial to have completed either an Associate in Science (A.S.) or an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a college that's regionally accredited. It's important to note that an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum requirements for eligibility. If you have an AAS degree and wish to transfer to a BAS program, it's recommended that you seek guidance from a bachelor advisor. They can help you review your coursework and guide you on the necessary steps to take.

Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

If you're a Florida resident, you have the opportunity to finish the program in two years with an estimated in-state tuition of about $7,200. But keep in mind that this cost doesn't include expenses for course materials or lab fees.

Since applicants are required to have an associate degree, you'll need to complete 60 additional credits for the program. Among these credits, approximately 39 will be for upper-level courses, which are priced according to EFSC's fee schedule.

Financial assistance is available to support you during your studies. You may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships, including Titan Scholarships funded through the EFSC Foundation. Moreover, there are external scholarships available from the community that you can explore to help with your education costs.

Public Safety Management Courses You Would Take

In this program, you'll acquire practical public safety management skills that can be directly applied in real-life scenarios. In addition to the degree's eight common core courses, you'll take specific classes designed to establish a solid foundation in this field. A few of these courses include:

Why Study Public Safety Management at EFSC?

Experience the Ease of Online Learning

This program's online availability offers great advantages, providing you with the convenience and flexibility to study from anywhere and at your own pace. The 100% online format is perfect for working professionals so you can balance other commitments and responsibilities.

However, if you're considering pursuing the Public Safety Management Specialization through the fully online option, it's important to be aware that available slots for courses can fill up quickly during the registration period for each term. This is particularly true for the major courses, which are exclusively offered online. To ensure that you secure a spot in the necessary classes to complete your degree, we highly recommend registering as early as possible.

Unlock the Path to Graduate Success

Are you considering pursuing a graduate degree in the future? EFSC's Organizational Management BAS with a specialization in Public Safety Management is specifically designed to prepare you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in a master's program.

Furthermore, this program provides a valuable advantage for admission into Florida Tech's Smart MBA program, enabling you to save both time and money. If you're interested, it's vital to collaborate with a bachelor advisor early in the process.

Related Bachelor and Associate Programs

Discover the 11 additional track options in the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program as you begin selecting your specialization. Each track presents unique opportunities and exciting career paths to explore! Also consider associate degree programs that pave the way for a smooth transition into this bachelor's level public safety program.