Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management is a workforce-driven degree designed with several track options that provide education and training, leading to immediate employment possibilities for students in numerous careers in public safety.

This comprehensive curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, analytical, written and oral communications, as well as research skills designed to prepare today’s learners for entry-level, mid-management, and upper level supervisory positions within Public Safety agencies such as the FBI, DEA, ICE, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Secret Service and others.

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Program Details

The Criminal Justice track focuses on a combination of classic criminal justice core courses and electives. You will receive a broad knowledge of three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections.

The Criminal Justice track option allows students who have already completed an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice to gain further knowledge and skills in criminal justice, law enforcement and correction. Students complete 60 credits of coursework, including 5 core set of courses in the Criminal Justice track. Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is 2 years with full-time enrollment. Core courses include:

  • Advanced Criminal Investigation
  • Organized Crime
  • Advanced Probations & Parole
  • Police & Society
  • Terrorism

Additional Concentrations

Public Safety Management students may also choose to graduate with one of these other track options:

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the Bachelor in Applied Science in Public Safety Management degree, students will be eligible for positions within the public safety area to include local, state, and federal agencies. The degree may also assist with career advancement. Career areas to which this program may lead include:

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Corrections Agencies
  • Private Sector

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