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: 

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 2140Mgt of HR in Health Sci Org
CML 2142Financial Mgt/Health Sciences
EHS 2174Foundations of Emergency Health Services Systems
EHS 2175Community Risk Management and Safety in EHS
EHS 4110Operations Mgt in EHS Systems
EHS 4111Leadership Concepts in EHS
EHS 4112Special Ops and Disaster Mgt
EHS 4144Seminar in EHS Leadership
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2104Management of Health Science Services
HSCI 2105Current Issus 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 4106Intro to Epidemiology for HS
HSCI 4112WRsrch/Wrtng in Health Sciences
Three elective courses from the following (advisor approval is required):
EHS 2211Intro to Telemedicine
EHS 4101Humanitarian Relief Ops
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2102Pathophysiology
HSCI 2110Disease Prev/Health Promotion
HSCI 2111Dev/Health Care Professions
HSCI 3117Principles of Biostatistics for Health Sciences
HSCI 4102HumanPhysiology/ExtremeEnviro
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 better (C- grades do not transfer)