Take the Step into Management
The Public Safety Management Bachelor's Degree specialization prepares students to effectively manage and lead public safety agencies. Prime candidates for the program include those with an associate degree or extensive experience in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Crime Scene Technology or Public Administration.
The degree also is perfect for those with experience in the public safety field who
want to move into a supervisory position.
Students in the program develop skills to enhance their decision-making abilities in the areas of management, communication, emergency planning, homeland security, human resources and public financing. These skills are ideal for those seeking employment or promotions within fire and rescue departments, law enforcement agencies, corrections, emergency management facilities, planning and utilities departments in both the public and private sectors.
The admissions process follows the general bachelor's degree enrollment steps. Students are accepted into the program for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms which start in January, May and August each year. The degree is also Financial Aid eligible. The degree's Organizational Management common core courses can be taken online or on campus, while the five Public Safety Management Specialization courses are only offered online. Be sure to meet with a bachelor's advisor to plan your customized plan of study.
While the Public Safety Management specialization offers a 100% online option, bachelor program courses can fill quickly when registration begins before each term. To finish a program that has a designated 100% online option by taking only online courses, students need to register in a timely manner to ensure they have a seat for the online course offerings of their choice. The same guidance applies to access for face-to-face courses on campus. Work with your advisor as needed when planning and be sure to check the important term dates and student email for current information about registration start dates.
These BAS programs are designed for students who already hold an Associate in Science degree (A.S.), Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) or higher from a regionally accredited institution, including recent graduates and those with experience in the work force. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.
Bachelor's Resources & Advising
Bachelor's 2022 Intent to Graduate Deadlines to Avoid a Late Fee
Summer Term Early Posting: June 9
Summer Term August Posting: June 30
Fall Term: October 13
Use the links below to schedule bachelor advising appointments, with the available methods (phone, MS Teams or on-campus) varying by campus.