Public Safety and Security
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Public Safety and Security combines disciplines within both social science and physical science to address problems presented by criminal behavior. The public safety and security baccalaureate of science degree prepares students to practice within most of the public safety and security professions.
The Public Safety and Security degree integrates practical exercises, both analytic and hands-on, with theoretical principles to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the competencies for law enforcement, security, intelligence, and investigations. The guiding perspective of public safety is as an operational spectrum from prevention to response to investigation, under laid with intelligence, connected by a management information system, all facilitated by an overarching management system. The core and required courses are designed to provide students an overview of this entire spectrum and also the opportunity to focus on operating within a portion of the system.
An undergraduate degree in public safety and security offers broad preparation for positions in law enforcement, public and private security, Department of Homeland Security agencies, the intelligence services, community and residential corrections, court services, probation and parole, and may serve as a foundation for law school or graduate school.
Florida State University Panama City Faculty Advisors
Florida State University Panama City Public Safety and Security Faculty
In order to provide the maximum flexibility for the preparation level of students and for career opportunities, the public safety and security degree consists of majors, each with different admissions prerequisites and graduation requirements. Currently the majors include:
- Police Science (AS to BS) degree requirements
- Law Enforcement Operations (AA to BS) degree requirements
- Law Enforcement Intelligence (AA to BS) degree requirements
Students outside the major may take a Public Safety and Security minor by taking CCJ 3024, The Criminal Justice System, and three other courses in Public Safety and Security.