Online Bachelor’s Degree Program

B.S. Public Safety

Enhance Your Skills and Knowledge With This Versatile Degree

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

October 21

Est. Program Length

3-4 years

Credit Hours

120

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$325

Degree Overview

Earn a versatile degree with the online bachelor’s in public safety. The program is designed to equip you with skills to address new issues and topics within public service. You’ll develop skills in areas such as communications, reporting, time management, psychology, counseling and law enforcement.

First responders can earn this degree to increase earning potential and hiring desirability. For instance, current police officers can complete the public safety program to enhance their qualifications in the field. Individuals with a current bachelor’s degree can earn a second degree from the University of West Alabama by completing the major requirements, which can be done within a year and for less than $10,000. In addition, up to 30 hours of approved experiential or technical credit may be transferred into the program. Professional certification credit earned through accrediting bodies including POST, IFSAC, Pro Board, and other recognized agencies may be considered as part of the technical credit evaluation and applied to satisfy degree requirements.

Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

  • Individuals currently employed as first responders.
  • Individuals seeking roles and advancement opportunities in law enforcement, homeland security, government, intelligence, courts, corrections, fire, EMS, emergency management and more.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

October 21

Est. Program Length

3-4 years

Credit Hours

120

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$325

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Course Details

Students must select courses from a minimum of three areas of concentration and complete a minimum of 57 semester hours from courses listed below. Students must also complete the College of Liberal Arts basic curriculum, complete a minimum total of 120 semester hours (one-third of which are 300-400 level) and maintain a 2.0 in the basic curriculum and in the selected areas of study in order to meet graduation requirements.

In addition, up to 42 hours of experiential or technical credit may be transferred into the program if approved by the advisor and Dean. The major is a comprehensive degree program and does not require a minor.

Admissions

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit official transcript of high school grades or GED scores.
  • Submit official college and institution transcripts (if applicable).  – Download Form

Tuition

Undergraduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $325 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

We have a generous transfer policy at every degree level. Undergraduates transferring from a two-year college are eligible to transfer up to 60 credit hours and up to 90 credit hours from a four-year college with matching courses and curriculums.

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