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 Bachelor’s 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. A bachelor’s 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 Bachelor 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 criminological theory, criminalistics, law enforcement administration, quantitative and qualitative research methods, conflict management and special topics such as white-collar crime and terrorism.

The degree program also challenges students to collaboratively analyze and respond to real-life situations that emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and decision making aimed at effectively and efficiently reducing crime and delinquency.


Sullivan’s Bachelor 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. 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.


180 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months beyond the associate degree
Completion of the Associate degree in Justice and Public Safety Administration from Sullivan University or its equivalent (see the Undergraduate Admissions section for a description of Sullivan’s 2+2 programs):
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
CMM 401 Principles of Conflict Management 4
CMM 402 Managing Diversity 4
CMM 403 The Manager as Negotiator 4
CMM 405 Restorative Justice Philosophy and Process 4
COM 214 Public Speaking 4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
ECO 201 Microeconomics 4
ECO 202 Macroeconomics 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
ENG 204 Advanced Writing 4
MGT 304 Principles of Management 4
MGT 340 Budget Analysis 4
MGT 344 Organizational Behavior 4
MGT 404 Management Decision Making 4
MTH 201 College Algebra 4
MTH 202 Introduction to Statistics 4
PSA 101 Crime in the United States 4
PSA 160 Introduction to Law Enforcement 4
PSA 164 Corrections, Probation and Parole 4
PSA 165 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice 4
PSA 301 Introduction to Systems of Social Control 4
PSA 303 Occupational and White Collar Crime 4
PSA 304 Current Issues in Terrorism 4
PSA 310 Criminology 4
PSA 398 Research Methods for Public Safety Professionals 4
PSA 401 Criminalistics 4
PSA 402 Current Issues in Public Safety Administration 4
PSA 404 Senior Seminar in Justice and Public Safety Administration 4
PSA 498 Externship in JPSA 4
PSY 214 Introduction to Psychology 4
Credit Hours 124
General Studies Electives (12 Additional Credit Hours) 12
Students must choose three additional General Education classes; one must be from the Humanities/Fine Arts category, one from the Natural Sciences/mathematics category, and one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the Associate and Bachelor’s curricula.
Free Electives (44 Additional Credit Hours) 44
Elective classes are selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student’s personal objectives or associate degree.
Total Credit Hours 180

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