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Public Safety Administration

PSA-BAS


Angel Bates, BAC Specialist Advising, AC (727) 341-4419 
Brian Frank, Dean, AC (727) 341-4503

This program develops competencies that help students solve management problems, understand finance and budgets, fine tune strategic plans, develop and evaluate programs, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity and address internal organizational issues.

The BAS/PSA degree, along with the appropriate certifications, prepares graduates for entry-level positions in law enforcement, fire services, corrections, emergency medical services, emergency administration management, and industrial security enterprises in government and private sector agencies.

Admissions Checklist

Important Notice to Current Baccalaureate Students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan


APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20132/0480 (BEGINNING 12/14/2013) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~


UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
Admission requires an A.S. Degree of sixty (60) credits in a public safety discipline (see program admission for a list of acceptable disciplines) including at least fifteen (15) semester hours of transferable general education coursework.
General Education Credits .................... 15-21

For A.S. degree holders, an additional 15-21 general education credits are required to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement of St. Petersburg College. Please note that the total program hours may vary. Consult the assigned baccalaureate specialist for any additional questions.

GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER REQUIRED FOR ALL COURSES


  Additional General Education Courses (15-21 credits)
   * Enhanced World View Requirement
     A. COMMUNICATIONS 9
     B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS 6
     C. MATHEMATICS 6
     D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES 6-7
     E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 6
     F. ETHICS 3
     G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY

Note: Students with an A.A. degree, unrelated A.S. degree, or completion of at least 60 credit hours (60 credits must include at least 15 credits of general education courses) may be admitted with permission of the Dean. All students must fulfill an additional twenty-four (24) credits in a single public safety major (see program for a list of acceptable courses).

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES (27 credits)
MAN 3301 PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 3311 PROGRAM PLANNING & EVALUATION 3
PAD 3820       FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (required 1st semester) 3
PAD 3874 COMMUNITY RELATIONS THEORY AND PRACTICE 3
PAD 4046 MANAGING CONFLICT IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS 3
PAD 4204 PUBLIC FINANCE 3
PAD 4232 GRANT ADMINISTRATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 3
PAD 4603 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 3
PAD 4878 PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE 3

ELECTIVE MAJOR COURSES (Choose 6 credits)
COM 3120 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3
ISM 3011 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
MAN 3240 APPLIED ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 3
MAN 3303 MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP PRACTICES 3
MAN 4863 FACILITIES AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 3034 SURVEY OF PUBLIC POLICY 3
PAD 4332 STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL PLANNING 3
PAD 4393 CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT 3

Five subplans are available (9 credits each)
SUBPLAN A: CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJ) (Select 9 credits)
CJC 3163 MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS 3
CJC 3311 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND TRENDS IN CORRECTIONS 3
CJC 3601 CORRECTIONS PRACTICE AND POLICY 3
CJE 3263 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME 3
CJE 3341 PATROL ISSUES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION 3
CJE 3361 MANAGEMENT OF SPECIALIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS 3
CJE 3611 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS THEORY AND PRACTICE 3
PAD 4014 POLITICAL & SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GANGS 3

OR
SUBPLAN B: FIRE SCIENCE (FSE) (Select 9 credits)
FES 3003 POLITICAL AND LEGAL FOUNDATIONS FOR FIRE PROTECTION 3
FES 3015 ADVANCED FIRE ADMINISTRATION 3
FES 3533 COMMUNITY FIRE AND RISK REDUCTION 3
FES 3780 ANALYTICAL APPROACHES TO PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION 3
FES 4585 FIRE PREVENTION ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT 3

OR
SUBPLAN C: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) (9 credits)
EMS 4314 ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) ADMINISTRATION 3
EMS 4315 ANALYTICAL APPROACHES TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) SYSTEMS 3
EMS 4316 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) INJURY PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH 3

OR
SUBPLAN D: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY
(EMHS) (9 credits)

FES 3823 PLANNING METHODOLOGY FOR HAZARD MITIGATION 3
FES 3833 EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT 3
FES 4014 EVOLUTION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 4393 CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT 3

OR
SUBPLAN E: CROSS DISCIPLINE (CD) (Choose 9 credits from the Subplans above)

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

120

NOTE: If you have not completed two years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the BAS Program.

C&I 4/20/2013~ BOT 8/20/2013