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Public Safety Administration, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Boca Raton, FL, United States| Online
The Bachelor of Public Safety Administration (BPSA) at Florida Atlantic University, offered in the School of Public Administration, offers students the opportunity to specialize in three (soon to be four) different areas of public safety. The degree also offers students the choice of a fully on-line program, or a combination of on-line and in-class instruction.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Public Safety Administration at Florida Atlantic University 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.

Learning outcomes

 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Spring national deadline - 6 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Organizational Behavior & Administration Communication
  • Public Safety Systems
  • Diversity and Social Vulnerability in Public Safety Administration
  • Administrative Process and Ethics
  • Capstone in Public Safety Administration
  • Corrections
  • Crime in the Schools

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. Your school must send official transcripts. 
  • Required academic records must be original or certified true copies sent by the school in a sealed envelope. 
  • All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation. 
  • If you attend an International or American high school outside the United States, you must request that your high school counselor or school administrator email an official PDF copy of your current high school transcript. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19488 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19488 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5488 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boca Raton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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