The Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration was designed by leaders in the field of emergency services for students looking to advance their career in the growing field of public safety such as: law enforcement, emergency management, emergency medical services, fire service, security, disaster preparedness and management and for those looking to obtain the knowledge that will make them successful upon entering the field.
Current and former Police Officers, Paramedics, EMTs, Firefighters and other public safety professionals including active and veteran members of the military will find that this emergency services training program to be of great value. By using previous accredited certification and/or academy training students will be able to gain advanced standing in the program, saving time and money while obtaining a degree. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Administration qualified students will have the option to continue their education at University College through our Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and our Master of Science in Emergency Management.
Qualified students utilizing the full 60 credits of prior learning (link to http://university-college.adelphi.edu/admissions/transfer-life-experience-credits/life-experience-credits/) that can be awarded will be able to potentially complete the degree in as little as four semesters. Prior learning credits may be awarded for accredited public safety training such as: police academy course work, EMT or Paramedic certification, regional or county fire academy training, military training and many Federal DHS courses. We are constantly reviewing new sources of prior learning.
Degree candidates must complete a total of 120 credits of which a minimum of 30 must be completed at University College. The minimum GPA for the program is 2.5
Online Course and Online Bachelor’s Degree Options
Our program can be completed entirely on line or through a combination of live courses and on line courses. This entire program was designed to be flexible to meet the needs of today’s workforce.
Unique scholarship opportunities are available for New York State volunteer firefighters and EMTs pursing their B.S. in ESA in Nassau County or online. In addition to completing a Volunteer Scholarship Application (PDF), students must show proof of their status as a volunteer firefighter or EMT.
Married with a nine-year-old son in Levittown, New York, Ronald Goodwin found out when he returned to school in January 2010 that “I was eligible for benefits under the G.I. Bill.”
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