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Emergency Services Administration - Emergency Management 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 Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
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 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 28 Credits
  ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing 4
or Sufficient Emergency Services work experience  
or ESFF 100A Introduction to Emergency Services (3.0)  
and ESFF 100B Firefighter Physical Ability Testing (1.0)  
  ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician--Basic 9
  ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security 3
  ESMG 3200 Health and Safety Program Management 3
  ESMG 3250 Managing Emergency Medical Services 3
  ESMG 4500 Customer Service and Marketing for the Emergency Services 3
  ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone 3
Elective Requirement: 32 Credits
  Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses. 15
  Any courses 1000 or higher 17
Emphasis Requirements: 25 Credits
Complete 25 credits from the following: 25
  ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration (3.0)  
  ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 3600 Psychology of Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 4150 Humanitarian Services and Disaster Relief (3.0)  
  ESMG 4200 Disaster Response and the Public (3.0)  
  ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emergency Services (3.0)  
  ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Management (3.0)  
  ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management (3.0)  
  ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Management (3.0)  
  ESMG 489R Special Topics in Emergency Management (1.0) 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 intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ESFF 1000 Introduction to Emergency Services 4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved course 6
Humanities Any approved Humanities course 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1030, or 1040, or 1050 Quantitative Reasoning or Introduction to Statistics or College Algebra 3
Fine Arts Any approved Fine Arts course 3
Social Behavioral  Any approved Behavioral Science course 3
American Institution Any approved American Institution course 3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved course  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or 2020 Intermediate Writing- Hum/Social Science or  Intermediate Writing- Science/Technology 3
Biology Any approved Biology course 3
HLTH 1000 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  3
Physical Science Any approved Physical Science course 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
3rd Science Any approved Physical Science or Biology course 3
ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician--Basic 9
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 310G Introduction to Homeland Security 3
ESMG 3200 Health and Safety Program Management 3
ESMG 4500 Customer Service and Marketing for Em Serv 3
Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  6
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 3250  Managing Emergency Medical Services  3
Elective Any Emergency Services or related advisor approved courses 6
Elective Any ESMG approved course 6
  Semester total: 15
Notes: ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration, ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emerg. Services, ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public ES, ESMG 3600, Psychology of Emergency Services, ESMG 4200 Disaster Response, ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emerg. Services, ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Mgmt, 
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
 Elective Any ESMG approved course 12
 Elective Any courses 1000 or higher  4
  Semester total: 16
Notes: ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration, ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emerg. Services, ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public ES, ESMG 3600, Psychology of Emergency Services, ESMG 4200 Disaster Response, ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emerg. Services, ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 489R Undergrad Research in Emergency Mgmt
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ESMG 4650 Emergency Services Capstone 3
ESMG 489R Undergrad Research in Emergency Mgmt 4
  Any courses 1000 or higher  4
  Any ESMG approved course 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: ESMG 3150 Public Program Administration, ESMG 3300 Master Planning for Public Emerg. Services, ESMG 3350 Analytical Research Approaches to Public ES, ESMG 3600, Psychology of Emergency Services, ESMG 4200 Disaster Response, ESMG 4400 Legal Considerations for the Emerg. Services, ESMG 445G Human Factors in Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4550 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 4600 Public Administration and Emergency Mgmt, ESMG 489R Undergrad Research in Emergency Mgmt
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Emergency Services

Location:

FS 217

Telephone:

801-863-7798

Email:

emsa@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/esa/

Chair:

Gary Noll

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the department of Emergency Services at Utah Valley University is to support emergency services, crisis and disaster relief through excellence and innovation in education, training, scholarship, and service.

 
 

Emergency Services

Advisors:

Bonnie Lamb

  • Office: FS 214
  • Telephone: 801-863-7798
  • Email: emsa@uvu.edu

Mary Ellis

  • Office: FS 216
  • Telephone: 801-863-7798
  • Email: emsa@uvu.edu
 
 

Faculty

Steven Allred(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; A.A.S., Emergency Care and Rescue, Weber State University; M.Ed., Instructional Design, Utah State University.

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Rodger Broome(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.S., Psychology, B.A., Psychology, Utah Valley University; M.A., Psychology, Saybrook University.

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Andrew Byrnes(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, B.S., Public Emergency Services Management, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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John Fisher(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



B.A., French and Journalism, M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Alberta.

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Jeff Maxfield(1989)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Utah Valley University; B.S., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; Ed.D., Adult Education/Curriculum & Instruction, Utah State University.

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Margaret Mittelman(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; B.S., Psychology, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Gary Noll(1997)

Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Technology Management (Fire Science Specialty), Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Eric Russell(2006)

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Services
Faculty



A.A.S., Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Management-Fire Science, University of Phoenix; M.S., Executive Fire Service Leadership, Grand Canyon University.

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Careers

Careers

Careers:
Our Bachelor of Science degree will afford our graduates a wide range of employment opportunities in the fire service, medical field, law enforcement, military, community, and corporate entities.
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