Bachelor of Public Safety Administration
If you want to truly make a difference in the lives of your fellow citizens and the safety of your country, the Bachelor’s in Public Safety Administration (BPSA) is for you. We have all become keenly aware of the rising frequency of threats from both man-made and natural disasters that include natural disasters such as Hurricanes Irma and Michael and the Camp fire in California, to terrorist attacks and events such as September 11, 2001 in New York, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the Orlando nightclub shooting.
That means a day-in-the-life of a Public Safety professional looks vastly different than it did even a few decades ago, which gives you virtually limitless opportunities to make a real impact. Here’s a quick look at the wide variety of Public Safety careers you could choose to pursue after graduation.
The Bachelor of Public Safety Administration is an undergraduate degree program for professionals and pre-professionals interested in police, fire, 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: (1) a professional/ pre-professional degree program for students entering the fields of law enforcement, homeland security, and disaster response; (2) interested students a foundation for continuing in a professionally focused graduate program; and (3) an “umbrella degree” that allows students to combine key areas from several disciplines to graduate with a pre-professional degree. 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.
For admission to this program, students must meet the general admission requirements of the University as described in the Admissions section of the catalog.
For any questions regarding the Bachelor of Public Safety Administration degree program, please contact Alka Sapat (BPSA Program Coordinator) at 561-297-0443.
For questions about advising, please contact the College Advising Center at 561-297-2316. To make an appointment with your advisor, please log on to the Success Network/Starfish.