Project Description


Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The Online Bachelor of Public Safety Administration with a specialization in Law Enforcement/Corrections is an undergraduate degree program for South Florida professionals and pre-professionals interested in police and disaster response practice and administration. The program has 18 credit hours in the core, with 60 total credit hours for the major. The overall purpose is to provide a professional/ pre-professional degree program for students entering the fields of law enforcement, homeland security, and disaster response. Graduating students 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.

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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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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