B.S. Emergency Management
The program is interdisciplinary in nature with core coursework focusing on emergency services and management as well as the opportunity to focus on other areas of concentration including public administration, fire protection services, criminal justice, aviation, and communication and information security. The program is intended to academically prepare students for employment in the public sector at the local, state, or federal level of government in numerous agencies, as well as certain nonprofit and private organizations performing emergency planning, mitigation, response, recovery, and prevention. Students will gain a thorough understanding of interagency cooperation, coordination, and communication as well as administrative issues involving policies and procedures, labor relations, and fiscal matters.
B.G.S. Emergency Management
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.
B.G.S. Fire Service Management
The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Fire Service Management. The program is aligned with the national model curriculum established by the U. S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA) and the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) network. An area of concentration in Fire Service Management develops skills in fire service/public safety personnel management, management of physical and financial resources in the public sector, a theoretical expertise in emergency fire response, and risk identification and management. It prepares students to assume the role and responsibilities of the supervisor of response and administrative fire service personnel.
Minor in Emergency Services
Emergency Services Careers
Employment in the emergency management profession is projected to increase by 22% between 2008 and 2018* (Webster, 2010). Jobs are not only in the public sector positions like the military, law enforcement, local, state, and federal government, but in private companies and non-profit organizations.
UNO’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management is constructed to allow students the flexibility in shaping a course of study that maximizes interests with professional development to assume a leadership role in any occupation.