Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a Major in Emergency Medical Services Management

Emergency medical services (EMS) is a challenging and rapidly emerging discipline at the intersection of traditional EMS, public health, public safety, and health care. The bachelor of science in health sciences in emergency medical services management (EMSM) is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in the field that will improve the quality of out-of-hospital care domestically and internationally.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, at least 60 of which must be completed at GW. Up to 60 credits from coursework completed elsewhere may be transferable. 

60 credits of general education and advanced standing including:
3 credits of English composition
4 credits of natural or physical science with lab
6 credits of social sciences
3 credits of humanities
44 credits of advanced standing*
Additional academic coursework. Non-traditional credit sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis (i.e., military coursework, credit-by-exam, and non-college based health programs).
Requirements for the major:
At least 60 credits of GW coursework including:
CML 2140Management of Human Resources in Health Sciences Organizations
CML 2142Financial Management/Health Sciences
EHS 2174Foundations of Emergency Health Services Systems
EHS 2175Community Risk Management and Safety in EHS
EHS 4110Operations Management in EHS Systems
EHS 4111Leadership Concepts in EHS
EHS 4112Special Operations and Disaster Management
EHS 4144Seminar in EHS Leadership
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2104Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2108Quality Improvement in Health Care
HSCI 2112WWriting in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4103Health Care Law/Regulation
HSCI 4106Introduction to Epidemiology for Health Sciences
HSCI 4112WResearch and Writing in Health Sciences
Three elective courses from the following (advisor approval is required):
EHS 2211Introduction to Telemedicine
EHS 4101Humanitarian Relief Operations
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2110Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Concepts
HSCI 2111Development of the Health Care Professions
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4102Human Physiology in Extreme Environments
HSCI 4105Case Studies in Health Care

Transferring credits

Up to 60 credits of coursework may be transferable from coursework taken elsewhere provided it is:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a grade of C or above (C- grades do not transfer)