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Emergency Services Administration - Emergency Leadership Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

A degree in emergency services prepares practicing and future emergency service professionals through a program that balances technical skills, critical and ethical thinking, leadership, and effective communication. The department's programs address multiple emergency service educational needs, from professional certifications to degrees.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science ( ES 1150 Community Emergency  Preparedness recommended) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  ESFF 2100 Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership 3
  ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security 3
  ESMG 3150 Principles of Management for the Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 3600 Psychology of Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 4600 Public Administration for the Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone WE 3
Elective Requirements: 42 Credits
Complete any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 18
 Any courses 1000 or higher 24
Emphasis Requirements: 25 Credits
Complete 25 credits from the following: 25
  ESMG 3200 Health and Safety Program Management (3)  
  ESMG 3250 Managing Emergency Medical Services (3)  
  ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emergency Services (3)  
  ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public Emergency Services (3)  
  ESMG 4000 Advanced Emergency Services Leadership (4)  
  ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emergency Services (3)  
  ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Management (3)  
  ESMG 4500 Customer Service and Marketing for the Emergency Services (3)  
  ESMG 489R Special Topics in Emergency Management (1) 1  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, with completion of each Emergency Services class with a "C-" or higher.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote:
1-May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
American Institution Any approved American Institution course 3
ES Elective ESFF 1000-Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing Recommended 4
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Introduction to Statistics or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra or College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
Physical Science Any approved Physical Science course 3
Social Behavioral  Any approved Behavioral Science course (ES 1150 recommeded) 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology (recommended for Biology Distribution) 3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ES Elective ESEC 1140- Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED) 9
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
ESFF 2100 Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts Any approved Fine Arts course 3
Third science Any approved Biology of Physical science course 3
GE Elective Any courses 1000 or higher 6
Humanities Any approved Humanities course 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security 3
ESMG 3150 Principles of Management for the Emergency Services 3
Emergency Leadership Electives Any ESMG Approved course (see note below) 3
GE elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
GE elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 3600 Psychology of Emergency Services 3
ESMG 4600 Public Administration for the Emergency Services 3
Emergency Leadership Electives Any ESMG Approved course 3
Emergency Leadership Electives Any ESMG Approved course 3
GE elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone WE 3
ESMG 4000 Advanced Emergency Services Leadership 4
Emergency Leadership Electives Any ESMG Approved course (see note below) 3
GE elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
GE elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Emergency Leadership Electives Any ESMG Approved course (see note below) 3
Emergency Leadership Electives Any ESMG Approved course (see note below) 3
Emergency Leadership Electives Any ESMG Approved course (see note below) 3
Emergency Services Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 2
GE elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

Emergency Services

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