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Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The School of Public Administration offers a Bachelor of Public Safety Administration (BPSA), with a specialization in Law Enforcement/Corrections as a fully online program. 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 sector organizations, the BPM encourages study in related areas such as architecture, business, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social work, and urban and regional planning. This way, students have an opportunity to adapt their programs of study to fit their own academic and career interests.

Online Curriculum

To earn the degree, students must complete all of the degree requirements of the University described in the Degree Requirements  section of the University Catalog.

The BPSA program consists of 30 credits of 3000/4000-level course work. The remaining 30 credits may be taken from electives throughout the various colleges in the University.

All of the following courses are available as fully online courses.

Core Courses:  18 credits
The following are required core courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
Take all of the following:  
PAD 3820 Introduction to Public Safety Administration 3
PAD 3104 Organizational Behavior & Administration Communication 3
PAD 3893 Public Safety Systems 3
PAD 4604 Administrative Process and Ethics 3
PAD 4398 Diversity and Social Vulnerability in Public Safety Administration 3
PAD 4892 Capstone in Public Safety Administration 3


Law Enforcement/Corrections Specialization:  12 credits
Choose 4 of the following courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
Take four (4) of the following:  
CJC 4310 Corrections  3
CCJ 4644 White Collar Crime 3
CJE 4352 Policing in America 3
CJE 4663 Crime Analysis 3
CCJ 4450 Criminal Justice Management 3
CJJ 4010 Juvenile Justice Administration 3
DSC 4012 Terrorism 3
CJE 4444 Crime Prevention 3

(Disaster Management Specialization is only available on campus)

Sample Careers:

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

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We understand that there is more involved to being a student than just completing a class. The Center for eLearning at Florida Atlantic University offers a full range of support services to help our students be successful, such as online tutoring, career services, library services and disability access.


Degree Details
College CDSI
Degree type B.P.S.A.
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $201.29
- Out of State (FL) $719.84
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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