Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety and Security
Admission Requirements / Degree Completion Students
All general admissions requirements for Goodwin College must be fulfilled. Since this program also serves as a degree completion program, all previous courses taken outside of Goodwin College ought to be submitted for programmatic review at the time of application and before acceptance into the program to assess the students overall academic status. Degree completion students may transfer in up to 90 credits provided that they were earned from accredited institutions of higher education; not all transfer credits may be applicable to the degree; only credits earning a grade of "C" or higher will be accepted. Relevant CLEP exams, other recognized standardized tests for college credit and CBEs are acceptable at any time during the course of study.
Students must complete the Public Safety and Security major core courses with a minimum grade of "C-" in each course and a cumulative GPA of 2.3. In addition, students must complete all of the general graduation requirements as stated in the catalog.
Students must earn a minimum of 30 credits or 25% of the graduation credit and a minimum of 15 credits (5 courses) in the major core at Goodwin College. Students must also complete a minimum of 45 credits (15 courses) at the 200 level or higher, which includes a minimum of 30 credits (10 courses) at the 300 and 400 levels.
Additionally, 20 hours of documented community service must be completed prior to graduation. The requirement is intended to foster lifelong learners who develop civic responsibility. This service may be incorporated by the student as part of a particular course experience or completed during any semester. Students identify a community service project and submit same to the instructor of the course if the project is course related and/or to the PSS program director. At the close of the 20 hours of service, each student is required to submit a five-page paper describing the service experience, how it affected both themselves and the community. Community service hours and documentation must be completed in compliance with the college policy and submitted to their program director no later than two months prior to expected graduation date.