Program Overview

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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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


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

    School Overview

    Adelphi University opened its doors as a preparatory academy in Brooklyn, New York, in 1863. By the end of the nineteenth century, Adelphi was recognized as a co-educational institution with a charter granted by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Recognition continued as Adelphi became noted as the “first private co-educational institute of higher education on Long Island.” Today, the University continues to expand, hiring additional faculty, updating facilities, and installing modern technology. Adelphi University currently maintains four campuses, including the Garden City Campus, Manhattan Center, Hauppauge Center, and Hudson Valley Center, in addition to select programs at off-campus centers. Furthermore, the University houses eight schools.

    •     The College of Arts and Sciences
    •     The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
    •     The Honors College
    •     The Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
    •     The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
    •     The College of Nursing and Public Health
    •     The School of Social Work
    •     The University College

    The University awards Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees, along with Advanced Certificates and Postdoctoral postgraduate certificates.


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