Public Safety: Serve and Protect

As a paramedic, EMT or law enforcement officer, you’ll never work the same shift twice. Every day is a different challenge. It’s not for everyone: you’ll need to stay calm and cool under pressure; have strong people skills; and a genuine desire to serve and protect your community.  Those suited to it enjoy higher job demand, upward growth, good salaries, generous benefits – along with the satisfaction of knowing you’re saving and changing lives. 


We're among the nation’s leading colleges for students seeking successful business careers in criminal justice, correctional officers and related fields. BC graduates earn more!

Why Public Safety at Broward College?

Transfer opportunities to state and national universities and colleges.

Ranked first in the state for the number of industry certifications earned by students.

Ranked for affordability - among the lowest tuition rates in South Florida.

Industry partnerships that provide students with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

Pathways to Completion


Broward College offers a wide range of degrees and certificates with day, evening, and online classes. With campuses and centers throughout Broward County, you can achieve your higher education goals without commuting too far from home. Explore our pathways, degrees, and certificates, and non-credit options to make a plan that suits you perfectly.

Currently, enrolled students may view previous versions of Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Baccalaureate or log in to BC Navigate to access your academic plan which provides a term by term guide of courses required for graduation.

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is designed to provide students with the academic and professional skills necessary to succeed in a bachelor’s degree program as well as in their careers.  Broward College’s A.A. degree prepares students to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, define and analyze real-world problems, and apply information and technology to develop innovative solutions in a dynamic global economy and community. Students who complete the A.A. degree at Broward College are guaranteed to transfer as a junior to a Florida public university or to continue in a bachelor’s degree at Broward College.

Students pursuing the A.A. degree should consult their advisor about their transfer goals and use transfer advising plans that can be helpful in meeting the admission requirements for transfer institutions. 

Below are some popular subject areas to consider:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Pre-Law

Associate in Arts General Education & Graduation Requirements, Academic Year 2021‐2022

See an Advisor to make the appropriate course selections.


See where your Broward College degree can take you.


Explore your options in public safety

Institute of Public Safety (IPS)

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Looking for non-degree options?

Broward College offers a variety of continuing education certificates.
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