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Public Safety Bachelor of Applied Science

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety at Aims

Are you looking to advance your career in public safety? If you work in EMS, fire science, law enforcement or emergency management, earning a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration can broaden your skills and prepare you for new professional challenges. Many municipalities and public safety departments now require a bachelor’s degree or higher when offering promotions to upper-level positions such as chief or division manager.

The Aims bachelor’s degree in public safety program is ideal for established professionals who have already earned an associate degree in a public safety discipline, such as EMS, fire science or law enforcement. If you have an associate degree in one of these areas, you’re already halfway toward earning this bachelor’s degree.

If you’re a new student entering college for the first time, Aims offers various public-safety-related associate degree programs on the Windsor Campus, including:

Gain Skills and Knowledge in Public Safety

At Aims, everyone is very professional and the learning environment from start to finish is the best atmosphere for anyone looking for public safety jobs. They do such a great job that you carry that through to every day of your career going forward.

Andrew Mock
Firefighter, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Aims EMS/Fire adjunct instructor
Headshot of Andrew Mock, Firefighter with Loveland Fire Department and Aims adjunct EMS/Fire instructor

The Aims bachelor’s degree in public safety program will give you a well-rounded inter-agency approach to disaster and crisis response planning and management. You’ll develop professional leadership skills and learn to collaborate with other agencies to coordinate public safety services in high-pressure situations. 

In this program, you will learn:

  • Public relations
  • Building management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Communication techniques
  • Human resources
  • Critical thinking

"Having a Bachelor’s program at Aims for the fire service will be an incredible opportunity for students looking for career advancement. As a fire chief, I place a high value on education, and I am excited about this program. I am confident it will further elevate our ability to serve the region by elevating the professionalism and education of first responders."

Kris Kazian, Fire Chief, Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue

Because effective communication and collaboration are vital to public safety work, you’ll also gain soft skills to help you work with other teams and agencies, including:

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Networking

Careers in Public Safety

Working in public safety management allows you to take your career in new directions where you can potentially partner with other agencies in emergency situations. Examples of careers you can pursue with a bachelor’s degree in public safety include:

  • Emergency Management Director
  • EMS Manager or Chief Level Officer/Director
  • Disaster Response Coordinator
  • Public Safety Security Manager
  • Law Enforcement Commander or Staff Level Manager
  • Chief Level Fire Officer
  • Crisis Management Coordinator
  • Community Service Manager

Aims Public Safety Bachelor’s Degree Faculty and Staff 

Faculty for the public safety bachelor’s degree courses at Aims have varied field experience both in Colorado and beyond. Dedicated to excellence and supporting students, faculty will prepare you to become a leader and advance your career.