Saint Louis University's undergraduate major in emergency management will teach you
the key skills needed to help communities prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover
from crisis situations. The degree program, offered by SLU's College for Public Health
and Social Justice, brings together multiple sectors, including law enforcement, the
military, emergency medical services, social services and the business community.
Major in Emergency Management
In addition to a solid liberal arts education, you'll take courses specific to emergency
You'll select from three tracks that combine a liberal arts curriculum with emergency
management and public health classes led by faculty with decades of emergency management
experience. You'll also be encouraged to participate in internships with local and
national organizations that are eager to involve SLU students studying emergency management
in their work.
Upon completion of the bachelor's degree in emergency management, students will have
completed a majority of the requirements for the International Association of Emergency
Managers Certification (IAEM) and the Associate Emergency Manager (AEM). Many employers
require this certification for new positions. If you are interested in applying to medical school after graduation, an optional
track combines traditional pre-med science requirements with emergency management
Although degree credit is not given for internships, students are encouraged to participate
in internships to further enhance their learning experiences at Saint Louis University.
Students have completed internships with organizations such as NASA, regional fire
departments, Salvation Army, American Red Cross and Express Scripts.
Graduates often pursue careers with:
International relief agencies
Government agencies at the local, state or national level
Hospital hazard mitigation
Emergency planning for nonprofits
Community preparedness groups
Emergency response coordination for private businesses
A minor in emergency management gives students the basic skills they need to help
communities prevent, respond to and recover from crisis situations. You will take
18 credit hours in topics such as dissecting disasters as you learn more about contemporary
issues in the field of emergency management.
Emergency management majors at SLU work as volunteers at organization around St. Louis
such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army or Catholic Charities, and with fire
departments or emergency operations centers.