Public Safety, BPS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.0
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
3 hours of MATH or STAT designated "A"3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Courses designated (N) with one (L)7
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
Additional General Education
Select 9 hours additional general education courses9
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
CPS 3013Inclusive Leadership3
CPS 3513Experiential Learning & Civic Engagement3
CPS 4013Case Study in Organizational Leadership3
Hours Subtotal9
Major Requirements
Occupational Specialization (Some hours from a four-year institution may be required)
Select 24 hours credit focusing on an occupational specialization to achieve career goals. Upper- or lower-division courses include military training from the Joint Service Transcript, courses needed for an Associate's Degree, transfer work from previous study gathered around the same subject area, credit for prior learning, additional coursework to complete specific OSU minors or meet prerequisite courses, internship or other credit approved by your advisor to meet career goals.24
Major Concentration
SOC 3133Racial and Ethnic Relations (DS)3
SOC 4383Social Stratification (S)3
CPSY 4443Cultural Diversity in Professional Life (D)3
SPCH 4753Intercultural Communication (I)3
BADM 3113Practical Business and Interpersonal Skills3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Written Communication
Technical Writing
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Mental Health in Schools and the Community
Criminology (S)
Juvenile Delinquency (DS)
Terrorism & Counterterrorism
Health Issues in Diverse Populations (D)
Policy, Law and Advocacy
The Family: A World Perspective (IS)
Negotiation Essentials
Other courses in CPS, CPSY, HDFS, POLS, PSYC, or SOC as approved by your advisor
Hours Subtotal54
Select 17 hours to complete required total for degree.17
Hours Subtotal
Total Hours120

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.