Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS............................ 45 credits

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.................................. 45 credits

PORTFOLIO (Option).............................................. up to 30 credits

MINOR (Option)........................................................ 21 credits

ELECTIVES................................................................. variable

Minimum Total Degree Requirements.................... 120 credits

CORE COURSES: 33 Credits

Students should plan their programs with advisor assistance so that courses can be completed in the sequence which follows.

EMA 205 Overview of Disasters and Complex Emergencies 3 credits
EMA 305 Principles of Emergency Management 3 credits
EMA 307 Business Continuity Crisis Management 3 credits
PSY 311 Psychosocial Issues of Disaster Preparedness and Recovery 3 credits
PHI 352 Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences 3 credits
ADM 353 Leadership Development 3 credits
EMA 315 International Disaster Management 3 credits
EMA 405 Disaster Response Operations and Management I:
Mitigation and Preparedness
3 credits
EMA 409 Hazard Mitigation and Management 3 credits
EMA 311 Emergency Management of Homeland Security 3 credits
EMA 499 Capstone in Emergency Management 3 credits

ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS

Choose from Elective Courses, Portfolio Credits, and/or Transfer credits.

Electives: Up to 12 credits (Lower Level and/or Upper Level) in ADM, EMA, or PUB prefix courses taken at PACE not used to satisfy the above Core courses.

Portfolio Credits: Up to 12 portfolio discipline-specific credits (Lower-Level and/or Upper-Level) in ADM, Special Topics: PUB and/or Special Topics: EMA.

Transfer Credits: Up to 6 transfer credits (Lower-Level and/or Upper-Level) from a regionally-accredited college or university in ADM, PUB, or EMA not used to satisfy the above Core courses

Students may use a combination of all three (Electives, Portfolio Credits, and Transfer Courses) to satisfy the Emergency Management electives

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Administration Prefix: ADM

ADM 353 – Leadership Development
This course explores current leadership theory and practice. Emphasis is on both understanding and developing effective leadership approaches for contemporary work environments.

Emergency Management Prefix: EMA

EMA 205 – Overview of Disasters and Complex Emergencies
This course presents the complete spectrum of natural and human-generated disasters, humanitarian crises, and complex emergencies. The sequence from hazard to harm is examined for each type of disaster. Disaster consequences are compared and contrasted across types of disasters.

EMA 305 – Principles of Emergency Management
This course provides a broad introduction to emergency management. The course presents expert-consensus principles of emergency management, describes each of the four phases of emergency management, describes the incident command system, and introduces the US National Response Framework.

EMA 307 – Business Continuity Crisis Management
This course presents principles of emergency planning to maintain business operations when disaster threatens or strikes. It describes the pre-event continuity planning, event-phase plan implementation, and post-impact restoration of business operations to minimize disaster’s impact on the organization. Prerequisite EMA 305.

EMA 311 – Emergency Management for Homeland Security
This course examines the distinguishing features of emergency management when focused on the threat of terrorism across all phases of the disaster cycle. Using National Planning Scenarios, students adapt and apply emergency management skills to a broad spectrum of potential terrorist threats. Prerequisite EMA 305.

EMA 315 – International Disaster Management
This course describes the key elements of international disaster management including the actors, the time-phased response activities, and the coordination and monitoring of multi-sectorial operations. The course considers how development, culture, and politics influence the international disaster response. Prerequisite EMA 305.

EMA 405 -- Disaster Response Operations and Management I (DROM I): Mitigation and Preparedness
This course explores two of the four emergency management phases: prevention/ mitigation and preparedness. The role of comprehensive emergency management planning and programming is delineated for each of these phases. Prerequisite EMA 305.

EMA 407 – Disaster Response Operations and Management II (DROM II): Response and Recovery
This course explores two of the four emergency management phases: response and recovery. The role of comprehensive emergency management planning and programming is delineated for each of these phases. Prerequisite EMA 305.

EMA 409 – Hazard Mitigation and Management
This course amplifies the principles of hazard management by applying the four-stage mitigation planning cycle and multi-hazard identification and risk assessment (MHIRA) methodologies to analysis of a comprehensive array of disaster scenarios. For each scenario, strategies and tactics are identified to prevent or minimize disaster risks to the community. Prerequisite EMA 305.

EMA 499 – Capstone in Emergency Management
This course provides a thorough review of all theories, techniques, and management practices within the field of emergency management. It is designed for students to integrate and synthesize the learning experiences acquired in the Emergency Management program, including those tools required by an administrator in the emergency management field, thus demonstrating proficiency in the field. Pre-requisites: Completion of Required /Core EMA courses or permission from Academic Coordinator.

Philosophy Prefix: PHI

PSY 311 – Psychosocial Issues of Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
This course surveys ethical, cultural, developmental, and research related issues affecting the physical and psychosocial recovery of disaster-exposed individuals and communities.

Psychology Prefix: PSY

PSY 410 – Group Dynamics and Decision-Making

An exploration of group intimacy, solidarity of group problem-solving, the individual within the group, leadership development (who is involved and how leaders are chosen), and splinter group formations.

Public Administration Prefix: PUB

PUB 404 -- Concepts and Issues in Public Planning
The classic management function of planning will be reviewed in its state and local government contexts. Emphasis will be placed on planning for growth management and on strategic planning in public decision-making.

PUB 409 – Contemporary Issues in Public Safety
Issues of public safety which are addressed by state and local government will be studied in this course. The traditional roles of public safety will be studied, e.g., fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical practice and emergency transportation, police protection, patrol, and community policing. Issues such as contracting with other organizations, creation of public safety departments and collective bargaining in public safety are examples of those which will be addressed.