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.

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.

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.

Associate of Science in Justice & Public Safety Administration

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