BS in Public Safety
Middle Tennessee State University
USD 1,178 / per credit *
Earliest start date
* in-state tuition per credit hour: $385 | out-of-state tuition per credit hour: $1,178
The Public Safety Concentration will allow public safety professionals to advance in their careers. In the program, public safety officials will have the opportunity to develop important knowledge and skills in crisis response, diversity, communication, and leadership. MTSU standard admission requirements apply. The B.S. Integrated Studies, Public Safety concentration will be an interdisciplinary program utilizing courses from five academic departments within the concentration. The program officially begins in the 2022 Fall Semester.
Those recommended for the program include those currently in law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management, fire safety, and other public service professionals at the local, state, and federal level with some college credit but no baccalaureate degree. The concentration also serves a variety of safety and other related service professionals in both the private and non-profit sectors. The degree is available online, allowing students to complete their degree while continuing to work full-time. The opportunity for a Prior Learning Assessment will also be available.
Elective course requirements for adult learners are often fulfilled through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, which evaluates college-level learning you may have gained through work, training, and certifications. Licensure, military. And other programs.
On average, a student in the PLA course yields 24 credit hours for a student. That saves the student from taking eight elective courses and more than $9,000. (Total based on 2021-2022 in-state tuition rates.) Details about the program should be discussed with your advisor.
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