B.S. Emergency and Disaster Management - Online

The Emergency and Disaster Management Program is specifically designed to prepare students to assume leadership and professional career positions in government, non-profit agencies, and the private sector after graduation.

The mission of the Emergency and Disaster Management Program is to enhance the safety and security of the community, the region, and the nation by providing a functional and relevant education and other assistance to those who are, or seek to be, responsible for preventing, mitigating, responding to, or recovering from, a natural, man-made, or technological disaster.

The B.S. in Emergency and Disaster Management is an online program, providing our students with the opportunity to advance professionally and academically by taking requisite courses through part-time study.

Our dedicated faculty teach an interdisciplinary curriculum that applies the evolving knowledge and standards of public safety and security management and stays current with developments in the field. The program offers a B.S. in Emergency and Disaster Management as well as a minor course of study.

Our graduates find employment with the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, various state, county, and local governments as well as not-for-profit and commercial hazard mitigation organizations. We also have a number of former students pursuing advanced education in the areas of homeland security and emergency management.

Emergency and Disaster Management, B.S.

The Emergency and Disaster Management, B.S. degree requires 42 Liberal Studies hours, 48 major hours, and 30 general elective hours. The curriculum offers an internship (CJ/EDM 483), a unique way to gain work experience while earning a maximum of 12 hours of academic credit.

Requirements & Curriculum for B.S. in Emergency & Disaster Management

Minor in Emergency and Disaster Management

The minor in Emergency and Disaster Management is an excellent complement for students majoring in criminal justice or emergency medical care. It also is relevant for anyone interested in learning how to prepare to respond to emergencies, natural disasters, or terrorist activities that might impact our communities.

Requirements for Minor in Emergency & Disaster Management

Emergency and Disaster Management Career Opportunities

Our graduates find employment with the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, various state, county, and local governments as well as not-for-profit and commercial hazard mitigation organizations. We also have a number of former students pursuing advanced education in the areas of homeland security and emergency management.

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