Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Administration
Florida SouthWestern State College

Program Details

The bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration from FSW is designed for individuals who have earned an associate’s degree in a Public Safety discipline or an Associate of Arts degree with Public Safety electives. The program prepares students to become leaders and administrators in a variety of safety and security professions.

Students in this criminal justice administration online degree will use their background knowledge from working in the field to enhance their learning experience. Courses focus on subjects such as strategic planning, finance and budgeting, human resource management, and homeland security. Graduates can enjoy advancement opportunities in areas including law enforcement, fire services, corrections, emergency medical services, emergency management, and industrial security.

Topics studied as a part of this degree program include:

  • Executive leadership
  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Technology in the public sector
  • Community relations
  • Public safety system integration

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Florida SouthWestern State College is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Enrollment requires completion of an associate degree. Applicants without the minimum enrollment credits can apply to one of the school's online associate's pathway degrees.