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Overview | Quality Matters Information | Careers

The Bachelor of Public Safety Administration is an undergraduate degree program for professionals and pre-professionals interested in police, fire, and disaster management practice and administration. The overall purpose is to provide:

  1. A professional/preprofessional degree program for students entering the fields of law enforcement, homeland security and disaster management;
  2. A foundation for continuing in a professionally focused graduate program for interested students; and
  3. An interdisciplinary degree that allows students to combine key areas from several disciplines to graduate with a pre-professional degree.

Students graduating from the program will have improved opportunities in the police, homeland security (airports, seaports, etc.) and disaster management fields throughout South Florida and the United States.

The School of Public Administration offers a Bachelor of Public Safety Administration (BPSA), with two concentrations::

  • Law Enforcement/Corrections and
  • Disaster Management.

If you have the desire for a career to truly make a difference in the lives of your fellow citizens and the safety of your country, then the BPSA degree program is for you.

In addition to equipping students with the technical skills relevant to work in public, private, and non-profit  organizations, the BPSA encourages study in related areas such as architecture, business, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social work, and urban and regional planning so that students have an opportunity to adapt their programs of study to fit their own academic and career interests.

QM Information:

HigherEd. QM is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components.

Some sections of this program’s courses have been reviewed and nationally recognized by Quality Matters as meeting the standards for best practices in online course design and delivery. If a course section has been certified, it will bear the Quality Matters seal.
In order to see if a particular section is QM certified, please click on the links below:

Sample Careers:

      • Public Safety Director
      • Emergency Management Expert
      • Law Enforcement Officer (local, state and federal)
      • Homeland Security Officer
      • Corrections Officer
      • Probation and Parole Officer
      • Intelligence Agencies

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Degree Details
College Arts and Letters
Degree type B.P.S.A.
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $203.29
- Out of State (FL) $721.84
Credits needed to graduate 120
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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