In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the profession, the emergency management program draws on the extensive resources of multiple Adelphi schools, including the College of Nursing and Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, and Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.
The Online Associate of Science in Emergency Services Administration degree provides you with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills through an all-hazards curriculum emphasizing emergency management principles that apply across disciplines, industries and types of emergencies.
Credits required for major: 15
Credits required to graduate: 64
The Online A.S. in Emergency Services Administration is a standard two-year associate’s degree program. Most students who complete the degree go on to pursue the Online B.S. in Emergency Services Administration. To complete the Online A.S. in Emergency Services Administration, students must meet the University College’s General Education & Core Requirements, which are comprised of four core courses and six distribution courses, and complete 15 credit hours of major coursework. Major courses may be taken in any order depending on availability.
Adelphi University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies (CPCS) prides itself on providing access to education for students who seek to advance their careers—no matter their educational or professional background. We look forward to working with students to determine how their professional and educational experiences can transfer into earned credit toward a degree—saving them time and money.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies allows students who have completed coursework from regionally accredited junior or senior colleges to apply up to 34 credits toward their associate’s degree—significantly reducing the time and cost of earning the degree. However, students must complete the final 30 credits of coursework at Adelphi to earn their degree. The CPCS can quickly and efficiently review transcripts to determine whether the transfer credits will be accepted. In most cases, if students have completed courses from a regionally accredited school, it is likely that those credits will be accepted. Please refer to our Transfer Credits page for more information.
Life Experience Credits:
Students may be awarded life experience credits 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.
Qualified students may utilize up to 34 prior learning credits, enabling them to complete the degree in as few as four semesters. Visit the Life Experience Credits page on our website for more information about how valuable experience can be packaged into college credit.
All Online A.S. in Emergency Services Administration courses are delivered on the Moodle learning management system. The program is largely recorded, meaning students can view lectures and complete related assignments and activities on their own time, as long as they meet assigned deadlines.
Students typically devote 8 to 10 hours per week to coursework. To learn more about how Adelphi University brings its course content to life, visit About Adelphi Online.
To learn more about Adelphi University’s online A.S. in Emergency Services Administration and download a brochure, fill out the fields below or call us at 888.252.4110 to talk with one of our enrollment counselors.
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