Introduction to the Business and Management Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Program

The BAS degree in Business and Management concentration in Public Safety Management provides current and future public safety professionals with the opportunity to attain a degree that will enhance their placement into entry-level positions and promotions to higher-level management and supervisory positions within the public safety community. This concentration provides a curriculum that broadens the student’s knowledge in applied public safety management in order to facilitate professional advancement.

Admission requires an AS degree, an AA degree, or at least sixty credits in a related discipline including at least fifteen credit hours of transferable general education coursework.

For AS graduates, additional general education credits are required to complete the 36 credit hour general education requirement of Pensacola State College.

Beyond Graduation . . .

The mission for the BAS in Administration and Supervision with a concentration in Public Safety Management is to provide current and future public safety professionals with the opportunity to attain a degree that will enhance their placement into entry-level positions and promotions to higher-level management and supervisory positions within the public safety community. This concentration will provide a curriculum that will broaden the student?s knowledge in applied public safety management in order to facilitate professional advancement.

Occupations

Emergency Management Director

Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

 

Fire Investigator

Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.

Bailiff

Maintain order in courts of law.

 

Correctional Officer and Jailer

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Police Detective

Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.

Other Occupations

  • Police Identification and Records Officer
  • Criminal Investigator and Special Agent
  • Immigration and Customs Inspector
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Police Patrol Officer
  • Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff
  • Transit and Railroad Police


Occupation
Emergency Management Directors
2015 Cur. Openings
128
2023 Prj. Openings
143
Est. Annual Openings
3.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$84,096.07


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