Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration

 

Welcome to the Justice & Public Safety Administration department at Sullivan University! If you are interested in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, probation and parole, emergency management, social services, civil services, criminal law, adult and juvenile delinquency—you are in the right place!

The mission of the Justice & Public Safety Administration program is to prepare you for the ever-changing environment of the criminal justice system by providing you with the skills and knowledge requirements to meet the demands of today. The Justice & Public Safety Administration program exposes you to aspects of justice and public safety administration practices within the modern workplace. The Justice & Public Safety Administration department at Sullivan University prepares you for a wide variety of challenging and rewarding careers in various law enforcement, corrections, social services, and emergency management agencies on the local, state and federal level.

 

What qualities should an Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration student have?

Justice & Public Safety Administration (JPSA) students should possess a strong desire and commitment for wanting to help others. Students should have strong interpersonal communication skills. The ability to manage and negotiate conflict is frequently needed in the JPSA field. A JPSA student should demonstrate high moral and ethical standards. The ability to think critically is a quality needed for those wanting to pursue a career in the JPSA field.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration program?

The mission of the JPSA program is to prepare students for the ever-changing environment of the criminal justice system by providing them with the skills and knowledge requirements to meet the demands of today. The JPSA programs expose students to aspects of JPSA practices within the modern workplace.

The Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration (ASJPSA) program curriculum emphasizes key terms, concepts, history, development and functions of the various parts of the criminal justice system relevant to law enforcement, the judicial system, corrections, emergency management, juvenile justice and crime prevention techniques. The ASJPSA program prepares students with the requisite knowledge and skills needed for both the modern workplace and foundational knowledge needed for the baccalaureate level.

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration program?

The JPSA program allows students to have a multidisciplinary exploration of crime and criminal behavior. Students are exposed to how the various aspects of the criminal justice system can interact with various parts of society to attempt to prevent and reduce crime. Students also develop conflict management skills and techniques needed to effectively resolve situations they may encounter in the criminal justice field. Additionally, students gain important managerial and administrative skills needed for supervisory roles in the field of justice and public safety.

Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration Course Requirements

92 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours92
BUS 224Professional Development4
COM 214Public Speaking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
MGT 114Business Organization and Management4
MGT 274Basic Supervision4
MTH 101College Mathematics4
MTH 201College Algebra4
PSA 101Crime in the United States4
PSA 102Introduction to Legal Systems4
PSA 154Theory of Crime Causation4
PSA 160Introduction to Law Enforcement4
PSA 164Corrections, Probation and Parole4
PSA 165Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice4
PSA 248Crime Prevention4
PSA 255Ethics for Public Safety Professionals4
PSA 280Criminal Law for Public Safety Professionals4
General Studies Elective (8 Additional Credit Hours)8
Students must choose two additional General Education classes, including one from the Humanities/Fine Arts category and one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category. These classes arein addition to the required General Education classes listed inthe program.
Free Electives (8 Credit Hours)8
Students may choose from any classes outside their field of study. Class availability will vary from quarter to quarter.
Locations Where One Can Enroll:

Lexington
Louisville
Online

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