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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management is designed to prepare current workers, as well as those new to the field, to promote the common good by assuming a leadership role in emergency management. Graduates will integrate knowledge and applied skills in the areas of disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. They will adapt this knowledge to a series of applications including homeland security, business continuity, hazard mitigation, and international disaster management. This integrative approach draws from the disciplines of public administration, management, health sciences, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and environmental sciences.

Program Goals:

  • Graduates will integrate knowledge and applied skills in the areas of disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.
  • Graduates will adapt this knowledge to a series of applications including homeland security, business continuity, hazard mitigation, and international disaster management.
  • This integrative approach draws from the disciplines of public administration, management, health sciences, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and environmental sciences.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive foundation in emergency management and utilize administrative and leadership skills.
  • Evaluate different policy options facing decision makers and think critically about future approaches to emergency management.
  • Analyze the causes and effects of disasters, and demonstrate the necessary skills and abilities to enter and contribute to the growing emergency management profession.
  • Develop knowledge and skills applicable to emergency management, critical infrastructure, and NGO worksites.
  • Acquire a foundation for advanced training and studies beyond the undergraduate level.

Course of Study:

DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS            45 credits
PORTFOLIO (Optional)                           Up to 30 credits
REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES               45 credits

Minimum Total Degree Requirements 120 credits

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