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The Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Management (3 + 1)

This degree is designed to:

  • Equip public safety officials with additional management and communication skills to address the needs of their urban constituents;
  • Allow for in-depth study of community safety needs and problems, as well as providing; analytical tools for addressing injustice for those living and working in urban settings;
  • Provide access to faculty members with governmental and public management expertise;
  • Prepare students for future career challenges in public safety services.
  • This program is online and online live.

Cleveland State University Website – Public Safety Management

Parallel LCCC Programs

Program Curriculum (2023-2024 pathways forthcoming)

AAS in Justice Systems – Police Science to BA in Public Safety Management Curriculum Pathway

AAS in Justice Systems – Corrections to BA in Public Safety Management Curriculum Pathway

Admission Requirements

  1. Applications can be submitted the semester (term) before a student intends to start the CSU program. Student should work with their LCCC Advisor and the CSU Transfer Center to determine the best time to transfer. It is recommended that UP students apply to CSU as soon as possible to take advantage of partnership program benefits. 
  2. Credit from regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated for credit at CSU. Student must earn a grade of ‘D’ or higher for a course to transfer and some courses may need repeated if a ‘C’ or higher is not earned.
  3. Be in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0+.
  4. Students earning their associate degree in high school cannot apply to the CSU partnership programs until they take college credit hours post-high school graduation. Students should work with the CSU Transfer Center for guidance on courses to take at LCCC, as up to 90 credit hours can be earned at LCCC before transferring into CSU’s program.

Application Procedures

CSU has “multi-term” registration, which means in March, students register for classes for the Fall, Spring, and Summer of the next academic year. For example, in March 2024, students register for all Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025. Therefore, students expecting to take courses in any semester in the 24-25 school year are advised to apply before (or by) January 2025.

To apply to the Partnership, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete an online application.
  2. Request all regionally accredited colleges you attended to send official transcripts electronically to CSU ( Request your final high school transcript be sent as well.
  3. Monitor your applicant portal for application updates and to accept your offer of admission if you are admitted.
  4. Once admitted, setup an appointment with your CSU Academic Advisor through Starfish
  5. Participate in a recommended orientation, sign up in your applicant portal.

Submit all college-level transcripts to:
Cleveland State University
Admissions Office
2398 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 4411

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?

  • You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
  • For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes.  The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
  • For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
  • UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
  • If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.

How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC

  • Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library  (440) 366-4026.
  • Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
  • Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card.  If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
  • You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
  • An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
  • Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning  Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).

For More Information

In-Person Transfer Advising with CSU
Cleveland State University advisors will be on LCCC’s campus on October 18 and November 15. Schedule your advising appointment online.  

Prospective Students – CSU Admissions 
Amanda Zacur –
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Visit CSU
Virtual and in-person options are available! Register today.

Prospective Students – Advising
Cleveland State University Transfer Center –
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Admitted and Current Students – Advising
Nonprofit Administration, Organizational Leadership, Public Safety Management, and Urban Studies
Levin College of Public Affairs and Education Academic Advising
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