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Finish your public safety degree in Tulsa

Build the knowledge and skills to take on a variety of roles in the public safety sector including law enforcement and security. This professional studies degree program emphasizes essential human skills to successfully work in public safety including cultural awareness, conflict resolution and effective communication.

Public Safety at OSU-Tulsa is a degree completion program for transfer and returning adult students.

The OSU-Tulsa Difference

The bachelor's degree in public safety was created with direct input of law enforcement officers working within the communities they serve. Jesse Guardiola, retired senior officer for minority recruitment and workforce development for the Tulsa Police Department, used his experience working with Tulsa's Hispanic population to make recommendations for the curriculum.


OSU-Tulsa also partnered with the Tulsa Police Department to include the Tulsa Police Academy as part of the public safety degree program. Students who complete all prior degree requirements and are accepted into the Tulsa Police Academy will earn the final 15 credit hours of their bachelor’s degree by completing the approximately 28-week academy. Visit for more information.


About the Degree

Tulsa students are OSU students — they learn from the same faculty, study with the same curriculum and earn the same OSU degree as students on our main campus in Stillwater. Learn more about the degree program, including curriculum and career paths, by clicking the button below.




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Our students say

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"I feel like my Public Safety degree has really helped me learn to connect with different cultures and people. There are multiple classes that dive deep into human relations and communication, that I think are going to serve me really well in my career."

- Brandon McGill
Public Safety


What You'll Study

  • Racial and Ethnic Relations

  • Intercultural Communication

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Business and Professional Communication

  • Mental Health in Schools and the Community

  • Juvenile Delinquency

  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  • Policy, Law and Advocacy

  • Negotiation Essentials


Your Path to a Degree

Transfer Student

Currently attending another institution and planning to finish at OSU

Returning Adult Student

Not currently attending college but with some credits


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