Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Management, Public Safety Management Concentration (PS-BAS)

The BAS degree in Business and Management concentration in Public Safety Management provides current and future public safety professionals with the opportunity to attain a degree that will enhance their placement into entry-level positions and promotions to higher-level management and supervisory positions within the public safety community. This concentration provides a curriculum that broadens the student's knowledge in applied public safety management in order to facilitate professional advancement.

Admission requires an AS degree, an AA degree, or at least sixty credits in a related discipline including at least fifteen credit hours of transferable general education coursework.

For AS graduates, additional general education credits are required to complete the 36 credit hour general education requirement of Pensacola State College.

Program Contacts


District Academic Department Head, Allied Health


Kirk Bradley

Dean, Baccalaureate Studies and Academic Support


Degree Requirements

General education courses (36 cc)

Baccalaureate students must complete the 36 credit hour general education curriculum.

Each baccalaureate student must meet the foreign language requirement as defined in the general education section of the catalog.

Lower level degree requirements (21 cc)

Students must complete 21 credit hours of coursework at the lower division (1000 and 2000 level courses) with prefixes of CCI, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, EMS, HSC, HIM, CGS, or MSL.

Lower level coursework in any field (21 cc)

Students must complete 21 credit hours of coursework at the lower division (1000 and 2000 level courses) in any field.

Required core courses (24 cc)

Grade of C or higher required.

MAN4720 Strategic Management is required for each student in the final semester of coursework.

BUL 3130Legal Environment

3 cc

FIN 3400Financial Management

3 cc

GEB 3213Professional Communications

3 cc

MAN 3240Organizational Behavior

3 cc

MAN 3303Theories of Leadership

3 cc

MAN 3353Management Theory

3 cc

MAN 4301Human Resource Administration

3 cc

MAN 4720Strategic Management

3 cc

Required concentration courses (9 cc)

PAD 3003Introduction to Public Administration

3 cc

PAD 4393Emergency Management & Disaster Planning

3 cc

PAD 4874Community Relations

3 cc

Concentration electives (9 cc)

Select three of the electives listed below.

ACG 3024Accounting for Non-Financial Majors

3 cc

ISM 4013Management Information Systems

3 cc

MAN 3063Professional Ethics and Values

3 cc

MAN 3350Training & Development

3 cc

MAN 3583Project Management

3 cc

MAN 4113Managing Diversity

3 cc

MAN 4402Employment Law & Regulations

3 cc

ACG 3024: Required for students not having Accounting I (ACG 2001) or Financial Accounting (ACG 2021) in Associate Degree Program

Total Credit Hours: 120