If you are interested in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, probation and parole, emergency management, social services, civil services, criminal law, and adult and juvenile delinquency—you are in the right place!

The mission of Sullivan’s on-campus and online Associate Degree in Justice and Public Safety Administration is to prepare you for the ever-changing environment of the criminal justice system. This program exposes you to aspects of justice and public safety administration practices within the modern workplace. An associate degree in Justice & Public Safety Administration opens the door to 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.


Sullivan’s Associate of Science in Justice and Public Safety Administration aims to train the next generation of justice and public safety officials through courses that focus on 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.


Sullivan’s Associate of Science in Justice and Public Safety Administration program provides students with 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. Additionally, students gain important managerial and administrative skills needed for supervisory roles in the field of justice and public safety.


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.

Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 92
BUS 224 Professional Development 4
COM 214 Public Speaking 4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
MGT 114 Business Organization and Management 4
MGT 274 Basic Supervision 4
MTH 101 College Mathematics 4
MTH 201 College Algebra 4
PSA 101 Crime in the United States 4
PSA 102 Introduction to Legal Systems 4
PSA 154 Theory of Crime Causation 4
PSA 160 Introduction to Law Enforcement 4
PSA 164 Corrections, Probation and Parole 4
PSA 165 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice 4
PSA 248 Crime Prevention 4
PSA 255 Ethics for Public Safety Professionals 4
PSA 280 Criminal Law for Public Safety Professionals 4
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.

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.


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