B.S. in Emergency Services
The Emergency Services degree program provides students with the theoretical foundations for leadership and administration in fire and emergency services response organizations.
The curriculum includes the principles, theory, and practices associated with today’s emergency response professionals. The program is regionally academically SACS accredited and FESHE recognized.
The B.S. in Emergency Services degree broadly encompasses all emergency services response disciplines in public and private sectors including: fire, emergency medical, investigation, engineering, aircraft rescue and firefighting, environmental, hazmat, inspection, dispatch, security, OSHA, instruction, public information, wildland firefighting, etc. Concepts covered include human behavior, structures and systems, prevention, protection, investigation and analysis, organization and management, research, administration, hazardous materials, personnel management, political and legal foundations, terrorism, community risk reduction, disaster planning and control, system design for life safety, occupational safety, and human program management.
The curriculum design for this degree is based on in the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum for a Bachelor’s Degree. When students complete courses through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, they receive a National Fire Academy certificate just as if they completed the courses at the National Fire Academy. Beyond the six FESHE core courses, several additional ERAU-developed courses have been approved for students to receive NFA certificates—this is a unique advantage of taking classes at ERAU.
There are two specializations currently offered at the baccalaureate level: Aviation Emergency Management, and Fire and Emergency Services.
- The Aviation Emergency Management Specialization has a focus on aircraft accident crash investigation, airport emergency management, aviation safety, and leadership in emergency response organizations.
- The Fire and Emergency Services Specialization focuses on emergency response administration, management, leadership, community risk reduction, and operational issues in emergency services.
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|or ECON 211||Macroeconomics|
|Social Science elective (History/Government/Social Science/Psychology/Economics)||3|
|Physical and Life Science Lower-Level electives|
& MATH 112
|College Mathematics for Aviation I|
and College Mathematics for Aviation II
|or MATH 140|
& MATH 142
| College Algebra|
|CSCI 109||Introduction to Computers and Applications||3|
|MATH 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|or MATH 222||Business Statistics|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|Choose one Specialization|
Students are allowed to utilize their elective credits to select any Minor offered in the catalog.
|Choose 9 credits from ASCI/ SFTY/FIRE/ESVS Courses|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.
Aviation Emergency Management Specialization
|SFTY 330||Aircraft Accident Investigation||3|
|SFTY 350||Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
Fire and Emergency Services Specialization