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 to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida State University.