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Division of Continuing Studies

Emergency Management

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies Degree with an area of concentration in Emergency Management.   

Required (24 credit hours):

EMGT 1000 Introduction to Emergency Management 3 hrs
EMGT 2020 Emergency Management Strategies and Communications: National Incident Management System (NIMS) 3 hrs
EMGT 2050 Political and Legal Foundations in Emergency Services 3 hrs
PA 2170 Introduction to Public Administration 3 hrs
PA/CJ 3000 Applied Statistics and Data Processing in the Public Sector 3 hrs
EMGT 3040 Preparedness Planning and Risk Mitigation 3 hrs
EMGT 3080 Federal and Agency Organizations and Cooperation 3 hrs
EMGT 4060 Disaster Response and Recovery 3 hrs

Electives:

A minimum of 6 elective hours from the following list of courses must be completed within the 30 hour concentration.  Electives can be from one or more of the academic areas listed below.

  • Aviation
    • AVN 1160 – Aviation/Transportation Safety / 3 hrs
    • AVN 3150 – Aviation Law / 3 hrs
    • AVN 4080 – Airport Security / 3 hrs
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • CRCJ 2030 – Police and Society / 3 hrs
    • CRCJ 4760 – Terrorism / 3 hrs
    • CRCJ 4800 – Special Topics in Criminal Justice Counter Terrorism / 3 hrs
    • CRCJ 4800 – Special Topics in Criminal Justice Cyber Crime / 3 hrs
  • Public Administration
    • PA 3600 – Personnel and Volunteer Management for Nonprofits / 3 hrs
    • PA 4500 – Nonprofit Fundraising / 3 hrs
  • Fire Service Management
    • FSMT 2410 – Strategy and Tactics in Fire and Emergency Services / 3 hrs
    • FSMT 3680 – Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Administration / 3 hrs
    • FSMT 4300 – Advanced Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival / 3 hrs
    • FSMT 4450 – Fire and Emergency Services Administration / 3 hrs

Career Information:
An area of concentration in Emergency Management develops skills in planning and preparing for, responding to, and recovering from large scale natural or man-made disasters and public events that require inter-agency and/or inter-jurisdictional involvement.  The Bachelor of General Studies Degree with an area of concentration in Emergency Management prepares students for careers in emergency management in both the private and public sectors.  The degree is also beneficial to career professionals in related disciplines who desire an educational foundation for career advancement. 

Revised Fall 2012