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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 Crime Scene Investigation track provides an in-depth study of investigation-related issues, such as crime scene investigation, criminal investigations, and investigative techniques.

The B.A.S. Crime Scene Investigation track option allows students who have already completed an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree to gain necessary crime scene investigation skills, in addition to educational courses in criminal justice and forensics. Students complete 60 credits of coursework, including 5 core set of courses in Crime Scene Investigation track. Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is 2 years with full-time enrollment. Core courses include:

  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
  • Advanced Crime Scene Technology
  • Crime Scene Safety
  • Modern Fingerprint Technology
  • Criminal Evidence

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. Careers to which this program may lead include:

  • Crime Scene Services Technician
  • Police Evidence Specialist
  • Crime Scene Lab Technician

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