Police Science Major
|64 credit hours – An Associate in Science degree in one of the following tracks: Criminal Justice Technology, Crime Scene Technology or Emergency Administration and Management (Homeland Security)|
|18 general education hours – Additional hours beyond the 18 will be used to reduce the total hours required for the degree.|
|46 professional core hours|
130 credit hours total with at least 45 hours in courses at the 3000 level or above.|
66 hours total beyond the AS degree.
|48 credit hours in public safety and security with specific requirements of:|
|4 core courses (12 hours) completed with a grade of C- or better.|
The Criminal Justice System
Ethics in Policing and Intelligence
Applied Probability for Research & Investigation
Computer Applications for Public Safety and Security
|11 additional required courses (33 hours) completed with a grade of C- or better.|
Policing Diversity: Race, Gender, Religion and Crime
Evidential Reasoning for Research & Investigation
Criminal Investigations: Theory and Practice
Conduct of Investigation
Interview and Interrogation
Crime in Media
Corrections: Practices and Perspectives
Youth Culture and Crime
Drugs and Crime
Community Oriented Policing
Homeland Security & Criminal Justice
|1 capstone course (3 hours)|
|18 liberal studies hours remaining of the 36 as detailed in the General Bulletin|
The 22-course program is designed for 2 or 4 courses per semester resulting in 11 semesters or 5 semesters respectively to complete.
In addition to the requirements outlined above, each student must complete all University-wide requirements for graduation. These requirements include:
a. Liberal studies (general education) and the Gordon Rule writing requirements: Transfer students with an AA degree from a Florida community college have automatically met the general education and Gordon Rule writing requirements.
b. Multicultural requirement: Students transferring with 60 or more hours must complete one multicultural course. Other students must complete two multicultural courses. Courses taken at a previous institution may be used to satisfy this requirement.
c. FSU residency requirement: Each student’s last 30 hours must be in residence at FSU.
d. Oral Competency requirement may be met with SPC 1608 (GCSC). There are also several courses offered at FSU PC that will meet this requirement. Acceptable substitutes may include, but are not limited to:
a. A grade of “B” or above in a high school oral communication or speech class
b. Verified successful participation in a forensic or debate team in high school, community college, or college; or
c. Passing with a “C-“or higher a course in public speaking in another college or university (including community college}.
e. University Computer Literacy can be met with a grade of C- or better in CGS 1570 (GCSC), CGS 2100 (FSU) or equivalent.
f. Foreign Language Requirement can be satisfied by having two sequential units of the same foreign language in high school, or two semesters of the same foreign language in college or documented equivalent proficiency.
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