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  Apr 01, 2020
 
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] 
    
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [Archived Catalog]

Public Safety Management (S400) (B.A.S.)


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Bachelor of Applied Science

The mission for the Bachelor of Applied (B.A.S.) in Public Safety Management degree is to provide Jacksonville residents with the opportunity to attain a degree that will enhance their placement in higher-level management and supervisory positions within the public safety community. This program will deliver curriculum that will broaden students’ knowledge in applied public safety management in order to facilitate their professional advancement.

All upper-division applicants to the Bachelor program are required to declare B.A.S. Public Safety Management as their major. Students must have earned an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology .

Program Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.A.S. in Public Safety Management program, applicants must:

  1. Have earned an A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology  or Criminal Justice Officer Administration or an A.A. degree which will require students to complete 38 lower division credits in criminal justice or A.A.S. degree in either Criminal Justice Technology  or Criminal Justice Officer Administration will need to complete the Math requirements or gain admission.
  2. Submit a Bachelor’s Membership Application (PDF) by the published term deadline.
  3. Satisfy the bachelor degree general admissions requirements.

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements


  Criminal Justice A.S. Degree Credit Hours: 64
Additional Natural Sciences Credit Hours: 6
  Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 6
  Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements 

Public Safety Management Foundation


Credit Hours: 15

Public Safety Management Specialization


Credit Hours: 12

Public Safety Management Capstone


Credit Hours: 3

Public Safety Management Electives


Credit Hours: 8

Select one of the following tracks:
 

Foreign Language Requirement


Bachelors degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:

  1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in statute 1007-262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10-02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
  2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
  3. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.

Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120  and CHI 1121 ), French (FRE 1120  and FRE 1121 ), Spanish (SPN 1120  and SPN 1121 ), and German (GER 1120  and GER 1121 ) that fulfill this eight semester hours requirement. Students may use American Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140  and ASL 1150 ) to satisfy foreign language requirements.

Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement


The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).

Graduation Requirements


To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:

  1. Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major;
  2. Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for an all college cumulative grade point average that includes Florida State College and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
  3. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the degree in residence at Florida State College;
  4. Apply no more than 45 semester hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree;
  5. Fulfill the General Education Requirements ;
  6. Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement: Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
    1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in statute 1007-262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
    2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
    3. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.
  7. Fulfill the College–Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement according to Florida Rule 6A-10.030.

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