Bachelor of Science Emergency Services Management
Emergency Services Management CONCENTRATIONS
Students who choose to major in Emergency Services Management may complete a generalized program or select one of the three following concentrations (12 credit hours) with a specific focus:
Criminal Justice Management
The focus of this concentration is the management, administration, and contemporary issues in criminal justice management. You will also learn about policies and practical interaction among local, state, and federal government agencies in emergency situations.
The concentration in Homeland Security will give students an increased understanding of the resources at their disposal to respond to terrorist threats in their communities. These online courses are designed for professionals working in the areas of public safety, security management, fire service, emergency management, criminal justice, and law enforcement, as well as managers in private and nonprofit corporations responsible for multiple aspects of supervising security programs.
Self-understanding is at the heart of good leadership, the building of relationships, and the effectiveness of teams. The focus of this concentration is on leading oneself, leading others, and leadership for the common good.
- 120 credit hour program (minimum)
- Full & part-time options
- Classes start every eight weeks
- Transfer up to 90 credit hours
GENERAL EDUCATION AT UNION
General education courses are the foundation of a bachelor's degree and aim to introduce students to the world of critical thinking, written expression, broad philosophical topics, scientific method, quantitative reasoning, and more.
General education at Union Institute & University is different with a purpose. Most colleges have an assortment of “Introduction to….” courses for their general education curriculum - not Union. Our general education courses are topic-based, and they have a direct link to our popular majors. These topics make for a seamless transition from the breadth of general education to the depth of your major.
Applying Your Degree to Real World Experience
Union’s Emergency Services Management program prepares graduates for careers in emergency services industries where a high level of understanding in organizational dynamics and interpersonal skills are required. Graduates of the program will be able to solve administrative problems, fine-tune strategic plans, enhance human resource potential, increase productivity and address internal organizational issues.
- Police Officer
- Emergency Management Director
- Fish and Game Warden
- Federal Agent including FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, DEA, ICE, & Federal Air Marshal
At Union, we know your field work has taught you things that can’t be learned in a classroom. That’s why our credit transfer policy recognizes your previous training and experience. Transfer semester credits from your police, firefighter or paramedic training certificates. You can also transfer additional training beyond the academy using Union’s certified learning method (with a maximum of 60 credit hours for training). Our generous transfer credit for service is just one of the ways Union is built for you.
Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain
What Makes Our Program Unique?
"The program's instructors are all experienced practitioners in Emergency Services. They offer real-life management experience to our students, thus preparing them for advancement in their chosen careers."
Paul Brugman, M.S.
Emergency Services Management Chair
Hear What Our Students Are Saying
“Union’s degree program is flexible and online. The professors provide a class syllabus with assignments and due dates - that was invaluable. I always know week to week what is expected of me.”
Engineer, Vacaville Fire Department
Funding Your Future
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