Organizational Management - Emergency Services Option, B.A.S.



The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management at Gulf Coast State College is designed to prepare students to become effective leaders in organizations and society. Program specializations in Corporate Entrepreneurship, Health Services Administration, and Emergency Services Administration will prepare graduates for administrative and managerial positions in business, health care, emergency management and other related careers.

The B.A.S. in Organizational Management is specifically designed for people who possess skills in health care, emergency management or corporate entrepreneurship, and want to advance to higher level supervisory/leadership positions. The program is intended to serve those currently in the workforce who need a baccalaureate degree to advance their career opportunities. Upper-level coursework will include study of applied management practices with a concentration in the student's technical field, and will contain hands-on application of management principles and practices through internships and capstone experiences. Program graduates will be able to initiate and respond to change through leadership, teamwork and organizational effectiveness skills, and their critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills will enable them to view situations from new perspectives in order to find new solutions.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organization Management program is a 120-credit hour bachelor's program which provides a 24-credit hour core in Management, augmented by an 18-credit hour concentration in Emergency Services Administration. Admissions requirements include the completion of an associate's degree program from an accredited school or college, and documentation of a GPA of 2.00 or higher in all college credit courses. 

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Contact the Advisor

Emmanuel Hernandez, DBA
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship
850-769-1551, ext. 2845

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Who is eligible for the Organizational Management - Emergency Services Option, B.A.S. program?

You should have an A.A. or A.S. degree of at least sixty (60) credits from a regionally accredited institution with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher in all postsecondary coursework.

Contact the program advisor, Emmanuel Hernandez, for further information.

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR Organizational Management - Emergency Services Option, B.A.S. degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

HOW DO I APPLY TO THE Organizational Management - Emergency Services Option, B.A.S. PROGRAM?

To apply to the program, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College and the BAS Organizational Management entrance form.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for more information on the program.


There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirements 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirements 3
Literature See General Education Requirements 3
Mathematics Area
Approved College-level Math (MAC/STA) 6
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirements 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirements 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or •SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
History EUH1000 or 1001, Western Civilization 3
Government •POS2041, American National Government 3
Credits from AA/AS Degree
Credits from AA/AS Degree 42
Organizational Management Core Courses
+BUL3310, Legal Environments of Business (FSU) 3
+COM3120, Organizational Communication (FSU) 3
+FIN3400, Financial Management 3
MAN3240, Applied Organizational Behavior (FSU) 3
+MAN3303, Principles of Management and Leadership 3
+MAN3503, Management Risk Analysis and Decision-Making 3
+MAN4143, Contemporary Leadership Challenges (FSU) 3
+MAN4520, Quality Management (Six Sigma) 3
PAD3391, Foundations of Emergency Management 3
PAD3936, Public Safety Robotics and Informatics 3
+DSC3783, Legal Issues and Emergency Preparedness 3
DSC3064, Emergency Communications 3
+DSC4755, Domestic Security 3
+DSC4013, Capstone Project 3



Additional graduation requirements: Students must have fulfilled the requirement for the chosen major, earned a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the degree in residence at Gulf Coast State College, fulfill the College Level Communication and Computational Skills Assessment requirements according to Florida Rule 6A‑10.030, demonstrate foreign language competence, and be registered at Gulf Coast State College during the semester of graduation.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology