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
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 JoinTPD.com 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
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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."