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- Bachelor of Science
Overview: Emergency Management includes disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. It requires leaders who remain calm and effective in high-stress situations while coordinating with multiple government agencies and relief organizations. With its emphasis on improving preparedness, Emergency Management is a field that can alleviate both the short- and long-term consequences of emergency situations.
Curriculum: The major in Emergency Management allows you to take exciting courses including Dissecting Disasters, Public Health Issues in Emergency Management, Political and Policy Basis of Emergency Management, Mental Health Implications of Emergencies, and Disaster Exercise Design and Evaluation. | Emergency Management Course Descriptions
Faculty: School of Public Health Faculty
Careers: Emergency Management is currently ranked in the top 10 professions for fastest growing job sector. Upon completion of the bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, students will have also completed all of the requirements for the IAEM Certification, which many employers require for new positions.
Just a few examples of what you can do with an Emergency Management degree:
- Be a part of international relief work with agencies like the Red Cross or UNICEF
- Work in government agencies at the local, state, or national level
- Hazard mitigation officer for a hospital
- Lead emergency planning efforts for non-profits like the Salvation Army
- Coordinate disaster exercises to increase a community's preparedness
- Emergency response coordinator for private businesses
- Manage media relations during a crisis situation