The Adelphi University online Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Administration (BS in ESA) puts you on track for leadership roles in a dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession.
Our BS in ESA program offers students a broader set of knowledge and skills than they typically can gain solely from experience, and it reduces the learning curve for students entering the field directly from undergraduate school. Moreover, its cutting-edge curriculum in all-hazards planning applies across disciplines, organizations, industries and sectors, opening doors to diverse employment opportunities in the emergency services field.
At Adelphi, you learn from and interact closely with leading educators, researchers and practitioners, many with front-line experience managing major planned and unplanned events, including presidential visits, global meetings, terrorist attacks, health epidemics, transportation emergencies and natural disasters.
As incidents ranging from hurricanes and wildfires to cybersecurity breaches and mass shootings demonstrate, emergency preparedness is crucial in our homes, businesses, communities and government. By earning your online bachelor’s degree in emergency services administration from Adelphi, you can meet a critical societal need for professionals who are equipped to plan for and respond to any emergency—and give yourself an edge in the field.
Students who have received certain public safety training may qualify to receive Life Experience Credits and save money on their degree. Training includes:
Military personnel can also apply G.I. Bill benefits and take advantage of the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP), which allows soon-to-enlist or currently enlisted military personnel to enroll in and complete college courses while they continue their service commitments. An Enrollment Counselor can help you navigate your options.
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The online BS in Emergency Services Administration program is geared to individuals who want to position themselves for success in a public safety or related career. They recognize that getting a bachelor’s degree will give them a competitive edge, when combined with professional, volunteer, or internship experience. They typically are interested in making a difference in the world, solving problems and leading.
Prospective emergency services administration online students include:
Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.
Adelphi was one of the first higher education institutions to provide emergency management coursework. Shortly after the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, administrators decided to develop an introductory course in disaster preparedness for all incoming freshman.
In 2005 College of Nursing and Public Health faculty members, led by a disaster epidemiologist who was among the first responders at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attack, began to develop a full-scale emergency management program. Today this program comprises master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as a graduate certificate.