Public Safety & Security, BS

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Degree Type
Bachelor of Science
Credit Hours
College of
Applied Studies

Public Safety and Security combines disciplines within both social science and physical science to address problems presented by criminal behavior. The bachelor of science degree will prepare you to practice within most of the public safety and security professions. The degree integrates practical exercises, both analytic and hands-on, with theoretical principles to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the competencies for law enforcement, security, intelligence, and investigations. The guiding perspective of public safety is as an operational spectrum from prevention to response to investigation, underlaid with intelligence, connected by a management information system, all facilitated by an overarching management system. The Public Safety and Security program operates from the FSU Panama City campus. For inquiries please contact, FSU PC Admissions at

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University Accreditation: Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Florida State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

Questions about the accreditation of Florida State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Florida State University Panama City is a branch campus of Florida State University located in Panama City, Florida, and is dependent on the continued accreditation of the parent campus located in Tallahassee, Florida. The Panama City, Florida, campus is evaluated during reviews for reaffirmation of accreditation.