Adelphi University

1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-0701

Program Details

Adelphi University offers an online Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration for students seeking to advance or pursue a career in the field of public safety, including law enforcement, emergency management, emergency medical services, fire service, security, disaster preparedness and management.  This program is ideal for police officers, paramedics, EMTs, firefighters and other public safety professionals or military veterans because previous accredited certification and/or academy training allows for advanced standing in the program.  Students who qualify for this standing are awarded 60 credits, potentially minimizing study to four semesters.

The B.S. in Emergency Services Administration requires 120 credits, and the student must maintain a GPA of 2.5.  At least 30 of these credits must be completed through Adelphi University.  Major courses for this degree include: Conflict Management, Principles of Management, Principles in Emergency Services, Emergency Services Management and Administration, Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Introduction to Financial Concepts for Emergency Services, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Master Planning for Public Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Emergency Services Leadership, and eight hours of Natural Science elective classes. 

If students are interested, upon graduation they may choose to continue their education at Adelphi with a Graduate Certificate or Master of Science in Emergency Management.

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      100% Online
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    • Online application with accompanying $40 fee
    • High school (if lacking any prior college experience)
    • College transcripts from all previously attended institutions.

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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