Emergency Services Management

Protect & Serve During Crisis Situations

Union Institute & University’s major in Emergency Services Management helps prepare you to effectively handle a variety of dangerous situations, with a focus on emergency and disaster management, homeland security, and critical incident management. We know our first-responders play a vital role in diffusing potentially harmful and hazardous situations, that’s why we train you to respond appropriately within federal, state, and local organizations and agencies before, during, and after emergencies or disasters strike.

Careers of our Emergency Services Management Graduates

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.

  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Police officer
  • US border patrol agent
  • Emergency management director
  • Fish and game warden
  • FBI agent & Homeland security director
  • Federal air marshal

Transfer Credits

your experience
= less coursework

At Union we know your fieldwork has taught you what you can’t learn in a classroom, so we allow you to use your experience as our credits ranging all the way to 50 credits. You can also transfer your police training certificates for 12 credit hours of internship from 46 different states. 30 additional credits may be available for your training beyond the academy using Union’s certified learning method (with a maximum of 60 credit hours). Our generous transfer credit for service is just one of the ways Union is built for you.

Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain

  • Evaluate principles of supervision and management for emergency service organizations.
  • Analyze current issues that affect first response organizations and their strategic operations.
  • Create an effective strategic plan in emergency and disaster situations.
  • Evaluate how the individual components of emergencies and disasters interplay along the entire crisis and disaster spectrum of the human experience (i.e., legal, economic, ethical, and human issues).
  • Design critical decision-making skills needed to respond appropriately to emergency and disaster situations and community resources in any crisis situation.

Emergency Services Management Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• Classes start every 8 weeks!
• Up to 90 semester hours in transfer credits

Major & Core Courses
Graduation Capstone

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